White powder scare sees hospital patients evacuated

TWELVE patients had to be evacuated from Nambour General Hospital this morning following the discovery of a package containing a suspicious white powder.

The package was discovered about 9am.

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Interim Chief Operating Officer Karen Roach said the emergency response procedure was activated immediately.

"As a result twelve patients were evacuated as a precautionary measure," Ms Roach said.

Police and fire fighters were called to the scene.

The substance was found to be non-toxic and the site was eventually cleared.

Investigations are ongoing.



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