We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) following a road traffic collision on Ashton Road.
Unfortunately, the collision caused some damage to the hospital building near the Intensive Therapy Unit and Ward 37. However, a structural engineer has assessed the damage and confirmed that the building is structurally safe.
There is no need to evacuate any colleagues or patients.
There will be a temporary fix to the cosmetic damage put in place whilst a more permanent repair is arranged.
No colleagues or patients were injured in the incident; and all services, including the Emergency Department, remain open as normal.
Emergency services are still on scene so please stay aware from the area if possible.
I'd like to thank all colleagues and the emergency services for the swift and comprehensive response to this incident - your efforts are very much appreciated. We send our best wishes to those involved in the crash.
Access to Ashton Road outside the RLI is currently being managed by our police colleagues.
If you have an appointment at the RLI or are visiting or collecting a loved one, please attend as planned. If you are able to park away from the hospital and walk in, we would appreciate it. If not, the car park is accessible.
Access to Ashton Rd outside the RLI is being managed by Police. If you have an appointment or are visiting/collecting a loved one please still attend. Park away from the hospital if possible however the car park is accessible. If you dont need to visit RLI today please stay away.
Recovery vehicles are now on site at the RLI. Please expect delays for next 20-30 minutes whilst recovery takes place.
If you do not need to come to the RLI today, please stay away.
Chief Operating Officer