EMERGENCY services were called to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester after 20 litres of formalin was spilt in the histopathology lab.
The area was evacuated and cordoned off by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service yesterday (Tuesday, July 15) at 11.30am.
Four staff members were checked by paramedics but no one was hurt.
A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “The spillage was absorbed using granules and absorbent mats.”
The incident was then handed over to hospital management.
A spokesman for Western Sussex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs St Richard’s Hospital, said there were three members of staff in the lab at the time. No patients were affected by the incident.
External cleaners were brought in by the hospital to clear the area and left at 6pm.