Gas cylinder sparks fire at Great Ormond Street30th September 2008
Anaesthetised children who were about to have operations were among the patients evacuated from Great Ormond Street hospital yesterday after a fire and explosion.
The hospital's chief executive Dr. Jane Collins said the incident, which is thought to have involved a gas cylinder, ahppened in the cardiac wing of the London children's hospital. No-one was believed to have been injured.
Dr Collins said: "There was a fire in our cardiac block this morning that seemed to have led to an explosion, probably that of a medical gas cylinder.
"We obiously put our major incident plan into action very quickly and evacuated all the patients and staff from that block.
"As far as I know at the moment, there have been no injuries to any patients, parents or staff member.
"This incident may mean our cardiac wing may have to remain closed for a while."
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Title: Gas cylinder sparks fire at Great Ormond Street
Author: Anne Waller
Article Id: 8568
Date Added: 30th Sep 2008