Two people discharged from Salisbury District Hospital after Prezzo incident

Salisbury District Hospital - SDH - Main Entrance (Mike Draper) (2)

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 6:25pm 19th September 2018. (Updated at 6:40pm 19th September 2018)

Our local hospital says 'there is no need' for a couple affected to have any further treatment.

A 42 year old man and a 30 year old woman fell ill while dining at Prezzo on the High Street on Sunday evening (September 16th).

That prompted concerns in the wake of the nerve agent incidents over the last six months, but Wiltshire Police have since confirmed that they're not treating what happened as suspicious.

A statement that's been released by the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust this evening (Wednesday September 19th) has provided an update.

Prezzo Salisbury September 2018
The restaurant on the corner of the High Street and Crane Street has been closed since the incident, but a cordon there has now been lifted

It's come from the hospital's Director of Nursing, Lorna Wilkinson:

"On Sunday night, we admitted two people to Salisbury District Hospital following an incident in the city centre. These two people have now been discharged.

“Given recent events, we tested both individuals for the presence of nerve agents such as Novichok. Tests on both patients came back negative.

“Both patients are now medically fit and there is no need for them to be in hospital.

“While this incident did not involve nerve agents, it was still clearly very stressful for our staff who, once again, demonstrated the very best of the NHS. I want to thank them for rising to the occasion yet again.

“For reasons of patient confidentiality we will not be commenting any further.”

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