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Children’s hospital fails fire safety check in wake of Grenfell tragedy

Sheffield Children's Hospital, one of three hospitals tested so far that has combustible cladding Sheffield Children's Hospital, one of three hospitals tested so far that has combustible cladding

Three hospitals have been found to have combustible cladding after nationwide safety checks in the aftermath of the disaster in London. 

King’s College Hospital, North Middlesex University Hospital and Sheffield Children’s Hospital (pictured above) had buildings clad in aluminium composite material (ACM), the same material as Grenfell Tower after NHS Improvement identified 38 trusts which needed to carry out urgent safety tests.

Reported by Will Mann of Building News, five trusts are awaiting results, while 30 trusts had passed the tests. All of the 38 trusts have started 24-hr fire patrols.

The news comes 2 days after Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Local Government, confirmed 190 residential towers had failed safety testing, 100% of those tested so far.

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References

  1. Building News article
  2. Huffington Post article

Image courtesy of Terry Robinson

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