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Wishaw General Hospital Bomb Threat: Full Story & Must-See Details

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Patients at Wishaw General Hospital in the Craigneuk area of Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, have been evacuated following unconfirmed reports of a “bomb threat”.

What Happened?

UPDATE: Patients and faculty are returning to the hospital after the bomb threat was discovered to a false alarm.

A police spokeswoman released the following statement:

“Around 4.40pm on Tuesday, officers from Police Scotland and other emergency services were alerted to an alarm activation at Wishaw General Hospital.

Police officers attended and a search was carried out in conjunction with hospital security staff. The building was assessed as secure it was believed to be a system fault with the alarm.

There was no impact on the health and safety of patients and normal hospital service resumed.”

Images of patients and nurses evacuating the hospital began to pop up on social media Tuesday around 5:00 P.M. local time

Local MSP Monica Lennon tweeted:  “I understand that patients affected by the Wishaw General evacuation are now back inside.

“Well done to all the staff keeping everyone safe.”

It is unknown if the evacuation was officially caused by a bomb threat. There are unconfirmed reports that it was just a false alarm and that patients and staff are already returning to the hospital.


Wishaw General Hospital

Wishaw General Hospital is a district general hospital in the Craigneuk area of Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. It was founded in 2001 and houses 633 patients.

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