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Chemical incident at Corbett Hospital

Appointments were put on hold yesterday after a chemical incident at Corbett Hospital in Stourbridge.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called by the fire service at 11:01am yesterday morning after a chemical spillage in a secure, temperature-controlled cabinet in the building.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance spokeswoman said:

“Crews have assessed 10 patients who were showing symptoms relating to the incident. Following assessment, nine of them were able to be discharged at the scene.  

"The tenth patient, a woman, was taken to Russell’s Hall Hospital as a precaution.”

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