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Incident at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre - UPDATE

16/02/2017

Update 4.30pm

The main entrance to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre is now open, following an incident at the hospital's hydrotherapy pool. The entrance had been closed as a precaution.

All clinical appointments are going ahead as scheduled.

The Trust's administration offices at the NOC will reopen on Friday 17 February, and the hydrotherapy pool is likely to remain closed until Tuesday (21 February).

Original statement 3.00pm 

Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and police teams have attended the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre following an incident involving chemicals at the hospital's hydrotherapy pool.

Two members of staff are being assessed at the scene after inhaling fumes. We would like to reassure patients and staff that the situation is being handled by the Fire Service and there is no danger to the public.

The main entrance off Windmill Road to the hospital site has been closed as a precaution. Patients can still access the hospital site via the Old Road entrance. Patient appointments are going ahead as scheduled.

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