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    Guests hospitalised after Grangemouth hotel incident

    Written by on September 27, 2021

    Seven people were taken to hospital after a Grangemouth hotel was evacuated last night.

    Emergency services were called to the Macdonald Inchyra Grange hotel in Grangemouth at around 7:30pm, after reports of a strong smell of chlorine.

    NHS Forth Valley say all the guests have now been discharged from hospital.

    A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 19.34hrs to attend an incident at Inchyra Grange Hotel in Polmont.

    “We dispatched several resources to the scene and seven patients were transported to hospital.”

    NHS Forth Valley said a small number of guests were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital on Sunday night for assessment and all have been discharged.

    A spokesperson for the hotel’s operator Macdonald Hotels said: “Following reports of a stronger than normal smell of chlorine from the swimming pool at the Inchyra Hotel in Grangemouth, guests were initially evacuated to the car park, then accommodated in another wing of the hotel as a precaution whilst the fire brigade carried out investigations into the cause.”

    An SFRS spokesman said: “We were called at 7.30pm on Sunday to assist as part of a multi-agency response to an incident at a hotel on Grange Road.

    “Operations control sent two appliances and specialist resources to the scene.”