Visitors warned of training exercise with decontamination tent at Sunderland Royal Hospital today - this is what you could see

Medical staff will work alongside a decontamination tent at Sunderland Royal Hospital on Wednesday, February 26 as part of a routine training exercise.

Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 11:52 am

Patients and their families have been informed of the action – which South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trust says is a routine training day – via social media.

Such exercises are carried out regularly onsite, a Trust spokeswoman told the Echo, as part of staff training.

In a post on its Facebook page, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trust confirmed the work would take place on Wednesday.

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The exercise is taking place at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

A statement said: “If you're attending Sunderland Hospital today [Wednesday, February 26], you might spot our ED [emergency department] teams undertaking routine training with our decontamination tent next to the Niall Quinn Centre.

“This is a training exercise that we do regularly as part of incident planning.”

Sunderland Royal Hospital.