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Update on Langley Incident

Press Release: 7 November 2019

Following the chemical incident in Langley near Maidstone, yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 6 November), SECAmb is continuing to support those involved, although it has now stood down the Major Incident declared in response to this.

The Trust sent a number of emergency resources to the scene, including its Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the air ambulance, to assess and treat 48 patients.

Chris Stamp, the Strategic Commander overseeing the Trust’s response said:  “This has been a protracted incident, involving large numbers of patients. To date, four patients have been transported by our crews to hospital – one to Pembury and more recently, three to Maidstone Hospital.

“I would like to offer my sympathy to those affected and to reassure the public that the Trust implemented well-rehearsed plans in response to this incident.”

“We are continuing to work with our emergency service and local authority partners to care for patients who have now been transferred to a rest centre, which includes a significant welfare and treatment plan for those unfortunately affected.

“I would like to extend my thanks and praise to all of the staff involved for their hard work and commitment during this incident.”

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