Guisborough Hospital urgent care unit: Patients return after gas leak

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Patients and staff have returned to an urgent care unit at a hospital on south Teesside after a gas leak forced it to close for a month.

Engineers were called to Guisborough Hospital on 28 April after an underground gas leak was detected.

Staff and 18 elderly patients were moved to nearby hospitals as heating and hot water could not be provided.

The South Tees NHS Trust said the gas leak had now been repaired and the unit reopened.

A spokesman for the trust said: "In situations like this, which are unforeseeable, our first priority is the safety and welfare of patients and we quickly took the decision to temporarily move them to other hospitals in the area."

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