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Incident closes Burton A & E

The Accident and Emergency department at Queen’s Hospital, Burton, is currently closed due to a number of people coming into contact with an unidentified powder.

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Burton A & E closure: 'People have come into contact with unidentified powder'

We can confirm that we are dealing with a major incident at the A & E Department on the Queen’s Hospital site, Burton on Trent.

We can confirm that a number of people came into contact with an unidentified powder in their workplace and came to our A & E for treatment.

To ensure the safety of all our patients we have closed the Accident and Emergency Department as a precautionary measure.

The substance is currently being analysed and we will provide an update as soon as we have more information.

– Mark Powell, Director of Operations, Burton Hospital

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