Major incident remains at Lincoln County Hospital

Patients and staff were safely evacuated from the Emergency Department as a result of the fire at approximately 3am. Nobody was injured.

Our Emergency Department (A&E) has started to accept a small number of emergency ambulances, but otherwise remains closed to walk-in patients at this time.

While we continue to work to fully reopen our Emergency Department, we ask that you do not attend the department.

The adjoining Lincoln Urgent Treatment Centre has reopened with a reduced service.

If you require non-life-threatening urgent or emergency care, please call 111 or visit NHS 111 online for advice on the most appropriate service for your needs or to access a bookable appointment at an Urgent Treatment Centre. Advice is also available from your local pharmacy and GP practice. Please continue to call 999 for life-threatening emergencies.

The fire has resulted in extensive damage to our interventional radiology sterile procedures room, with further damage to our x-ray, CT and MRI imaging suites. We continue to offer our full support to the ongoing police and fire investigation.

Patients who were due to attend a scanning appointment today (X-ray, CT or MRI) are asked not to attend the hospital. Those affected will be contacted directly. Radiotherapy is unaffected.

Outpatient appointments are going ahead with a small number of exceptions. Patients will be contacted directly and their appointments rearranged where this is the case.

The Outpatients entrance to the hospital has now reopened.

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