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Omagh hospital declared safe after chemical leak

The new Omagh hospital opened two years ago

A CHEMICAL leak at Omagh hospital led to the facility being partially evacuated this morning.

The hospital, which also has a primary care complex, was fully re-opened at lunch time.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said they had "received a call regarding a smell of fumes" at the hospital on the Donaghanie Road.

The cause of the smell was identified as "coming from a small chemical leak in the plant room".

Four people were assessed by an ambulance staff.

No patients were harmed during the incident, according to the Western health trust.

The £105m hospital opened in 2017, replacing the 118-year-old Tyrone County Hospital.

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