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Mayor praises Emergency services professionalism in dealing with Altnagelvin fire

23 November, 2012

The Mayor of Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has congratulated all those who attended a major incident tonight at Altnagelvin Hospital.

 Mayor Campbell said,

“I would like to congratulate all those who attended the major incident tonight when a fire broke out on the roof at Altnagelvin Hospital.

“I would like to particularly pay tribute to all the Emergency Services who worked together to ensure the safety of staff and patients at the hospital.

“While the Emergency Service practice for these occasions tonight’s actions highlight their true professionalism and teamwork under real conditions.

“The Council officers who responded also need thanked for moving quickly to ensure council premises were available but fortunately these were not needed. “I have been told that while this was a major incident it was not as serious as first thought and that many patients and staff have been moved to other areas within Altnagelvin as a precaution only.

 “Tonight is not the time to get in the way of the Emergency Services as they continue their work but I intend to visit the site in the coming days to offer my personal thanks to all those involved in tonight’s operation.”

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