Lancaster hospital diner evacuated after '˜burning smell'

A restaurant at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary hospital was evacuated due to an equipment fault.

Thursday, 28th September 2017, 11:47 am
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 2:06 pm
The Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

A catering team staff member from the Skylight Restaurant activated the fire alarm on Wednesday after smelling a burning smell caused by a faulty servery unit used to keep food hot.

The area was evacuated and Lancaster fire crews were called out.

Foluke Ajayi, Chief Operating Officer, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS

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Foundation Trust, said: “This piece of equipment is now being repaired by our electrical engineers.

“We regularly test our fire alarms as staff and patient safety is a priority.

“All access points were reopened and normal business has now been resumed

across the hospital.”