Electrical fire forces evacuation of Tullamore hospital ward

Management at the Midlands regional hospital in Tullamore have confirmed an electrical fire resulted in an evacuation of a ward at the hospital on Sunday.

The fire was reported on Sunday and was contained to one room and no smoke damage was reported to the ward.

Patients have been accommodated in other available wards and staff have also been redeployed.

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The general manger of the hospital, Noreen Hynes, has thanked staff for their quick response to ensure the safety of staff and patients.