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People have been asked not to use the accident and emergency department at the hospital for the foreseeable future. The fire, which started in the early hours of Tuesday, is now extinguished but has prompted the evacuation of patients and emergency staff.

Lincolnshire Police Control Room announced the closure at 4.21am on Tuesday March 29. He said on Twitter: “Due to a fire at A and E at Lincoln Hospital it is currently closed until further notice, please avoid attending.”

No one was injured, reports Mirror Online.

Witnesses reported seeing at least five fire engines at the scene.

The fire caused internal damage and disruption of services, including cancellation of appointments.

A statement from the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust read: “We declared a major incident this morning due to a fire at Lincoln County Hospital.

“Patients and staff were evacuated from the emergency department in the early hours of the morning. No one was injured and patients are now being cared for in other areas of the hospital. The fire has been extinguished , but our emergency department remains closed for the time being. .

“While we work to reopen our emergency department, we ask that you do not come to the department. If you need urgent or emergency non-life-threatening care, please call 111 or visit NHS 111 online for advice on the most appropriate service for Please continue to call 999 for life-threatening emergencies.

“Patients who were due for a scan appointment today (X-ray, CT scan or MRI) are also asked not to come to the hospital. All affected patients will be contacted.”

It is not known what caused the fire and the extent of the damage has not yet been established.

The hospital, which opened in 1776, is the largest in Lincolnshire with over 600 beds.

It was rated as “needs improvement” after it was last inspected by the Care Quality Commission, a healthcare watchdog, last year.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-29 07:57:00

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