Fire alarms at Southampton General Hospital

Our fire alarms are tested once a week when you will hear intermittent bells ringing for about 20 seconds. At Southampton General Hospital this takes place on a Tuesday.

In the unlikely event of a real fire the alarm bells will ring continuously until the area has been made safe. An intermittent ring means there is a fire in an area near you. In both cases please follow the advice of staff who have been trained in fire safety. If you discover a fire, please contact a member of staff or go to the nearest break glass point and raise the alarm.