Grenfell Tower fire: Three hospitals fail fire safety checks

Brad TomLast Update : Tuesday 4 July 2017 - 3:47 PM
Grenfell Tower fire: Three hospitals fail fire safety checks

Three hospitals have failed fire safety checks ordered in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Buildings at London’s King’s College Hospital, Sheffield’s children’s hospital and the North Middlesex Trust have been found to have combustible cladding.

Those three trusts along with another 35 have been told to introduce 24-hour fire warden patrols.

Checks of cladding used at five sites have yet to be finished.

Of the three that failed, one – the building at King’s College – is an office block and does not house patients.

Steps are being taken at all three to improve safety.

A spokesman for NHS Improvement said: “There will be no disruptions to patient services or continuity of care.”

The urgent checks were ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Source: Health bbc

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