13.07.2017

Fire safety in Newcastle Hospitals

Following the Grenfell Tower fire in London last month, organisations across the country, including those within the NHS, are reviewing fire safety in buildings.

Samples of cladding have been taken from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sites and sent for testing.

This sampling has found a small area on the Freeman Hospital and a small area on the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), which are of concern, so there are plans to remove and replace the cladding. The areas in question are not inpatient sections of the hospitals.

A spokesperson for Newcastle Hospitals said: “The safety of our patients, staff and visitors is our number one priority and we are working with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and NHS Improvement so that all recommended fire safety checks are completed.”

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