A SCARE about a potential Ebola case caused part of a hospital to be closed.
Medical experts decided to temporarily shut the minor injuries unit at Bognor’s War Memorial Hospital when a patient was seen with a potentially fatal disease.
The closure lasted for two hours while tests were carried out last Thursday.
A spokesman for Sussex Community NHS Trust, which runs the hospital in Shripney Road, said: ‘A patient arrived at Bognor Regis minor injuries unit with a potentially infectious illness.
‘The unit was temporarily closed following infection control good practice.
‘It was reopened following advice from Public Health England and is now operating as normal.’
A PHE spokeswoman said it had not received a sample for testing and added: ‘NHS colleagues use our expert guidance to assess patients.
‘In many cases, this will lead them not to request an Ebola test because the criteria for test are not met.’