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Bomb Threats Evacuate Melbourne Hospital

Two bomb threats have caused the evacuation of a Melbourne hospital.

Sixty patients and staff from Epworth Hawthorn have been moved to a nearby park.

An Epworth Healthcare spokeswoman said police were immediately notified once the threats were made by telephone shortly after 8am on Tuesday.

"Sixty patients and staff were evacuated ... they are safe and have food, drink and blankets."

Police also evacuated surrounding buildings and train services at the nearby Hawthorn Station were affected as well as tram services in the area.

The exclusion zone includes the area around Epworth Hawthorn on Burwood Road between Barton Street and Evansdale Road.


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