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Staff went ‘above and beyond’ to minimise impact of fire at Queen’s Hospital

PUBLISHED: 15:32 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:20 14 May 2018

Queen's Hospital, flagship hospital of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Queen's Hospital, flagship hospital of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way on Sunday, May 13.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the clinical diagnostic unit at Queen’s Hospital just past 5am.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and involving electrical equipment.

Shelagh Smith, interim chief operating officer at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust said: “Our customers were kept safe at all times. There was an impact on some of our services; however, most were running normally by that evening.

“I’d like to thank our teams who worked extremely hard on the day, many going above and beyond, to do everything possible to minimise the impact on our patients.”

The fire was under control at 10.15am and a small part of a decontamination room in the hospital was damaged by the incident.

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