Hospital evacuated as mystery chemical spill leaves people ‘nauseous’

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    A hospital has been evacuated after an unknown chemical spill left people feeling "nauseous."

    The incident happened at Sutton Cottage Hospital, Sutton Caulfield, Birmingham.

    So far, three people have been treated after falling ill at the scene.

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    The area had been closed off by local police.

    A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: "We were called at 2.02pm with reports of a spillage of an unknown chemical on the ground floor of Sutton Coldfield Cottage Hospital. We sent crews from Sutton Coldfield and Erdington and a hazardous materials team.

    "The hospital is being evacuated at the moment. We are trying to establish what it is and the quantity of it."

    According to Birmingham Live, a section of Birmingham Road, where Sutton Cottage Hospital is based, had been closed by police, and officers were helping with crowd control after a number of people were evacuated from inside the hospital.

    A Hazardous Materials team were also spotted at the scene to deal with the mystery substance.

    No official confirmation as to what the substance is or what danger it poses to the public has been released, however.

    The road reopened at around 4.10pm.

    The hospital was recently awarded a £5 million grant to undergo a huge revamp.

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    The aim of the project will see it become a dedicated site for the elderly.

    MP Andrew Mitchell said: "said: “Every now and again in politics, you get some really great news to celebrate. I’ve been working now for over five years to get our Royal Town Cottage Hospital turned into a centre to support older residents so they are able to remain in their own homes.

    “It is a project Dame Julie Moore and I worked up together when she was running Birmingham NHS and which I’ve written about over the years – not least in three of my annual reports to my constituents."

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