Small scale fire at Castle Hill Hospital

A spokesman at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says:

“We can confirm that Humberside Fire & Rescue attended our Castle Hill Hospital site this morning to deal with a small scale fire in the plant room of the Centenary Building.

“All patients and staff have been evacuated from the building and safely relocated to other surgical wards.

“Due to the unforeseen circumstances, we will be cancelling outpatient appointments and surgical activity due to take place within the Centenary Building today, excluding Audiology. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and we will look to reschedule all cancelled appointments and procedures as soon as possible.

“We would also like to thank our staff who acted quickly and safely to ensure all patients have remained safe during this time.

(ENDS)