Framingham Earl school incident

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) was placed on major incident standby at 12.47 today following an incident that involved possible carbon monoxide poisoning at Framingham Earl High School.

The NNUH Accident and Emergency team received the first four children who were airlifted to NNUH by air ambulance and ran blood tests for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. All the results were normal.

Another seven children were seen in the A&E department and have all been discharged home. NNUH was stood down from the incident at 14.00.

A&E consultant Mr Bruce Finlayson said: “Thankfully no child was seriously ill or injured but it was very reassuring nonetheless to see such a rapid and comprehensive response from staff across the hospital, from the clinical teams to the porters, receptionists and chaplains. We plan for these types of eventuality and it demonstrated that those plans do work when called on.”

Monday 16th of June 2008 03:00:50 PM