UPDATE: Major incident stood down at hospital

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Scarborough Hospital is no longer the subject of a “major incident”.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has this afternoon “stood down” the major incident at Scarborough Hospital, which was declared yesterday as a result of unprecedented pressure on its services.

A spokesperson said: “Whilst the situation has improved, the hospital remains busy and we are keeping the situation under review.

“We would like to thank our staff who continue to work tirelessly in spite of these difficulties, and also to our patients for their understanding.”