Patients assessed following small fire at St James' Hospital in Portsmouth
PATIENTS were assessed by paramedics last night following a ‘small fire’ at a St James’ Hospital site.
Firefighters from Southsea and Cosham attended a health unit off Woodlands Walk, Milton, at just after 8.30pm last night (July 15).
A fire in a bathroom was put out using one hose reel jet and one main jet. A ventilation fan was used to clear smoke.
The South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) and police were also in attendance.
A spokeswoman for SCAS said: ‘We were called last night to a fire, we sent to the scene an ambulance officer and an ambulance crew.
‘They were assessing three patients, no one needed to be taken elsewhere for treatment.’
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Chief Operating Officer at Solent NHS Trust, Suzannah Rosenberg, added: ‘A small fire occurred on site at St James’ Hospital in Portsmouth last night.
‘Staff quickly took steps to ensure that no-one was injured, with emergency service colleagues attending. We are undertaking an immediate investigation to understand how the fire started.’