Three hospital buildings fail fire safety tests

Buildings at three NHS trusts in England have failed fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, according to NHS Improvement.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in south London and North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust failed the cladding safety test and are now being removed.

A spokeswoman for NHS Improvement stated that “measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of the building while the cladding is removed.”

“Patient safety is paramount. There will be no disruptions to patient services or continuity of care.”

All NHS trusts and foundation trusts now have been to carry out urgent fire safety checks in wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

This news comes after the recent announcement that all 181 tower blocks tested for flammability since the Grenfell Tower fire have failed.

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