Hospital shuts A&E department after ‘major incident’ with number of casualties 'A hospital has closed its A&E department after what it has called a ‘major incident’. Salisbury District Hospital in Wiltshire called in an ‘incident response team’ to decontaminate the area surrounding the emergency department and said there were a ‘small number of casualties’. [...] Hospital authorities have yet to release any details of the ‘major incident’ but said police and the fire service are at the scene. [...] ‘Scientists from PHE’s Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, will continue to assist the response and review information as it becomes available.’' Metro.co.uk, 5th March 2018. Let's hope that everyone affected recovers.