A CHEMICAL leak at a private hospital which resulted in a man being taken to A&E is still under investigation six months after it happened.

As reported on March 11 this year, there was leak in a chemical maintenance room at BMI The Hampshire Clinic, in Basing Road, which injured three people.

An engineer carrying out maintenance to a hydrotherapy pool was taken to hospital following the incident, with two others injured and treated at the scene.

The incident was reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – the government agency responsible for the regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety, and welfare.

A spokesperson for the HSE told the Gazette that six months on from the incident happening, it is “still an active investigation”.

They added: “We can’t provide timelines for our investigations as they vary depending on the complexity of the incident.”

A spokesperson for BMI Healthcare, which runs the hospital, previously told the Gazette: “An external engineer was on site to perform routine work on a hydrotherapy pool. He was taken to A&E following an accident and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

It is not known what injuries he suffered or how severe they were.