Fireplace at Croydon hospital forces 80 folks to be evacuated from A&E

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Croydon College Hospital mentioned 80 sufferers had been evacuated to different elements of the hospital (Image: Getty Photos)

A fireplace at a hospital in South London has led to 80 folks being evacuated from accident and emergency.

Croydon College Hospital mentioned the sufferers had been taken to different elements of the hospital to proceed their therapy after the blaze broke out at round 3pm.

The Day by day Mirror reported {that a} room on the bottom ground of the hospital is ‘one hundred per cent destroyed’ because of the hearth.

The hospital mentioned its emergency division would keep closed ‘temporarily’, and urged folks in the area people to name 111 in the event that they want pressing care to allow them to be directed to their nearest providers.

An announcement mentioned: ‘Our employees and the London Fireplace Brigade responded rapidly to the alarm, which was raised at 14:58.

‘A total of 80 patients were safely evacuated from the Emergency Department to continue their care in other parts of the hospital, and we have discharged those patients who are well enough to go home.’

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