Emergency services rush to major hospital after chemical leak as paramedics treat two

  • Emergency services rushed to Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester
  • Paramedics are treating two casualties following a ‘small chemical leak’ on site
  • At least four fire engines have been seen at the hospital on Romsey Road

Emergency services have rushed to a major hospital after a chemical leak as paramedics treat two casualties.

At least four fire engines have been seen at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester this evening.

And ambulances were seen parked away from the hospital’s emergency department, ITV reported. 

A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service told MailOnline: ‘We were called at 17:42 this evening following a small chemical leak at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

‘The area was evacuated and two casualties assessed by an on-site team.

‘Crews from Eastleigh, Redbridge and Romsey worked to contain the spillage and make the contaminated area safe.

‘We have worked closely with the onsite teams to ensure there was no impact on hospital services.

‘The stop message came in at 21:09 with crews now returning to station.’

Chief nurse at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Julie Dawes told ITV: ‘We can confirm that the local fire service are currently on-site at our Winchester hospital, purely as a precautionary measure.

‘There is no impact to patient care or our services and we, as ever, continue to be here for anyone who requires urgent and emergency care.’

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