A car crashed into a wall at York Hospital this morning (Wednesday).
The red Toyota Auris and a motorbike collided at about 9.30am, before the car hit a wall to the right of the main hospital building.
This left a hole in the wall of the pharmacy department. Two people inside in the building were injured, and the department had to be evacuated. The main hospital is still open and operating normally.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “At this stage the information we have suggests that injuries are minor. The car driver and motorcyclist are currently receiving treatment.
“Two women who are reported as being in the pharmacy building at the time are believed to have sustained minor injuries – one with cuts and scrapes and one with a possible broken arm.”
Wendy Scott, chief operating officer at York and Scarborough Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “At around 9.30 this morning a car struck the wall of the laboratory and pharmacy building at York Hospital.
“The building was quickly evacuated and has been closed off to enable an assessment of the damage to take place. Police and fire crews attended, along with the ambulance service and hospital staff.
“Once we have an assessment from the structural engineers that the building is safe, staff will be able to return.
“In the meantime, an incident control centre has been set up and business continuity plans are being enacted to enable the hospital to continue running as normal, or for alternative arrangements to be put in place where needed.
“These plans are tried and tested, and enable us to continue to run services when there is an interruption to normal business.
“Our thanks go to everyone who acted quickly to evacuate the building, to help those who were injured in the accident, and to keep the scene safe and secure.
“Thank you also to those who are working hard to keep services running for our patients.”
Ms Scott said anyone who is due to attend the hospital for an appointment today should attend as normal.
Police and fire crews were called to the incident. The car was removed from the wall and put on a recovery vehicle.
The car park in front of York Hospital was cordoned off.
Police and NHS security guards were directing people to other car parks.