Due to a strong smell of gas, the decision has been made to evacuate Orsett Hospital (Thursday 15 December, 11.10am)
Gas engineers are due to visit the site imminently.
All patients have been asked to leave the hospital site.
Patients waiting for tests and results have been asked to call the hospital at 12.30pm.
Patients who are booked for an outpatient appointment today are asked to call at 12.30pm for further information before coming to the hospital.
This article will be updated when further information becomes available.
Date: 15 December 2016