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Emergency services called to chemical leak at Addenbrooke’s Hospital




Six members of staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge have been treated for respiratory issues following a chemical incident today (Monday, September 2).

Police and fire at the scene of a chemical leak at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell(16024595)
Police and fire at the scene of a chemical leak at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell(16024595)

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust said that at 11.20am today (Monday, September 2) it received a report that an unconfirmed substance had been spilled in a laboratory at the hospital.

The trust confirmed that the building had been evacuated and the fire service called as a precaution.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said it currently has more than 20 firefighters on the scene, including crews from Cambridge, St Neots and Newmarket.

It said: “Currently no patient services are affected. Fire crews are working with onsite staff and other emergency services to make the area safe.

“Six members of Addenbrooke's staff have been treated in A and E for respiratory issues. They are now medically well and continue to be monitored."

A cordon is in place around the main entrance to Accident and Emergency unit.




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