Chemical Spill At Addenbrooke's

8 April 2010, 11:15

Part of Addenbrooke's Hospital has been evacuated after some acid was spilt in the building.

Three fire crews, a chemical incident unit and rescue vehicle were called to the hospital just after 7am this morning.

A small amount of a cleaning product containing acid had been spilt on the second level of the building.

Firefighters were advised by a chemical specialist and went into the building wearing breathing apparatus to deal with the spill, but nobody was hurt.

Originally four clinics at the hospital were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident, however now just two remain shut.

An Addenbrooke's spokesman said: "The areas affected are Clinic 10 and the Emmeline Centre.

Patients with appointments in any of these clinics today should ring us on 01223 245 151 as some appointments may need to be re-arranged.

All other clinics are operating as usual.

We apologise for any inconvenience but will resume normal service as soon as possible."

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