Parts of Hospital evacuated due to “suspicious package”

St Mary’s Hospital was partially evacuated this afternoon (Friday 8th) due to a “suspicious package” found inside the hospital.

A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight police have confirmed that the incident reported at around 12.30pm today was a false alarm.

The suspicious package was a bag that had been left unattended by the owner.

Patients were taken out of the building, with many being wheeled out in their beds.

Firefighters were called to the scene as a precaution, but were later stood down.