Nepean Hospital has been reopened after being placed in lockdown this afternoon due to a security scare.
Police descended on the Kingswood health facility, with unconfirmed reports that a threat was made towards the hospital.
The Emergency Department was closed for more than an hour, with ambulances diverted to nearby hospitals.
Just before 1pm, the hospital was declared safe and police commenced exiting the scene.
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Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.