NHS FIRE RISK SCANDAL 3 Trusts fail ‘Grenfell’ test
BUILDINGS at three NHS trusts in England have failed fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, NHS Improvement has said.
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is taking steps to remove cladding from one of its buildings following a negative test result.
NHS Improvement said the building is not used for inpatient accommodation and “measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of the building while the cladding is removed”.
Cladding from a building at North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust has also failed the test and is being removed.
It does not house any inpatients.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in south London announced on Monday that cladding at one of its buildings was being taken down following tests.
It is also a building not used by patients.
A spokeswoman for NHS Improvement said: “Patient safety is paramount. There will be no disruptions to patient services or continuity of care.”
All NHS trusts and foundation trusts have been asked to carry out urgent fire safety checks following the Grenfell Tower fire.
NHS Improvement said it has identified 38 organisations that require extra support to carry out urgent checks.
All 38 trusts have started 24-hour fire warden patrols, it said.