16/07/2019

Partial Closure As A&E Damaged In 'Incident'

The emergency department of Craigavon Area Hospital was partially closed for some time this morning, 16 July, due to an incident.

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust confirmed damage to the busy A&E department had led to the affected area being closed. It also warned of an impact on waiting times, advising only those requiring emergency care to attend.

A fire is understood to be the behind the incident, however the Trust added that no staff or patients were injured.
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The Emergency Department was fully reopened later this afternoon. A spokesperson for the Trust thanked its staff for "going above and beyond" to ensure the facility was opened again so quickly.



(JG/CM)

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