Emergency services are working together at Walsall Manor Hospital following an incident involving a patient earlier today (Sunday 14 April 2019).
The male patient arrived at the Emergency Dept (ED) and alerted staff to a powdered substance on his body which is currently being tested by specialists.
The patient was isolated according to the correct decontamination procedures and did not come into contact with other patients.
The main entrance is currently closed to the public but the department is still open as usual. Anyone that needs to access ED is asked to use the entrance by ward 29.
Investigation into the incident is being led by West Midlands Police – Twitter.