Sydney hospital is placed in lockdown as police officers surround emergency ward
- A hospital in Sydney’s west was placed in lockdown as police surround the area
- Nepean Hospital’s emergency department was closed on Wednesday morning
- Ambulances and patients are being diverted away from the hospital in Penrith
A Sydney hospital has been placed in lockdown, with police officers surrounding the emergency ward.
Nepean Hospital’s emergency department has been closed following the alert late on Wednesday morning.
Ambulances and patients are being diverted away from the hospital in Penrith, in western Sydney.
Nepean Hospital’s emergency department has been closed following the alert late on Wednesday morning
One patient who was at the hospital with her daughter tweeted the evacuation was due to a ‘bomb threat’.
New South Wales Police told Daily Mail Australia police were investigating what seemed to be a bomb threat but were beginning to wrap up enquiries.
Police searched the hospital for two hours but were not able to find anything.
Police were notified of the incident about 11am and a heavy police presence remains outside the hospital.
Patients, visitors and staff are being relocated away from the Emergency Department.
The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District urged people to delay their trips to the hospital if possible.