Fire at University Hospital earlier this morning

10:30, 07/03/18


Please note the message below about a fire at University Hospital, Coventry, earlier today.


The fire is out, and the building is safe.  If you have an appointment at University Hospital today, please continue to attend as usual unless you are advised otherwise.



A spokesperson for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust said:

“Following the earlier incident at the Trust we are now back to business as usual.


“Our Trust value of Partnership came to the forefront today, and we are very grateful of our partners in the West Midlands Fire Service, ISS, Vinci, Coventry and Rugby Hospital Company and other NHS organisations who were quick to offer their help.


“We are very proud of our amazing staff whose quick action during the incident today has meant the incident was dealt with quickly and effectively.


“Please be reassured that our robust fire safety procedures which have been tested today have proved to be effective so we can assure patients, staff and visitors that the hospital remains safe.”



A spokesperson for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust said:

“We can confirm that this morning (Wednesday 7 March), there has been a small fire in an outpatient building adjacent to the West Wing of University Hospital, Coventry.


“West Midlands Fire Service was called immediately. The fire is now out, after a team of firefighters attended our site.


“We have needed to move a small number of patients, who have been safely taken to other areas of the hospital. No further evacuations are needed. There have not been any injuries.


“We would like to thank West Midlands Fire Service, and also our staff who took quick action to respond to this incident.”