HOSPITAL BUILDING PLANS TO CLOSE FOR A YEAR DUE TO FIRE SAFETY PROBLEMS
- 01 Aug
Due to fire safety problems, following the Grenfell Tower fire in London, buildings in John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford will close for up to one year.
After a review of buildings, 52 inpatient beds will be moved from the trauma unit of John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on the 4th of August.
According to the NHS trust overseeing the site, a "combination of fire safety factors with this building" makes it presently unfit for inpatients.
Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust report identified the following:
- Four buildings needed "closer examination" for fire safety concerns
- The trauma unit was the only unit to accommodate inpatients
- It was recommended that the block's cladding should be replaced to enable the building to be reoccupied
- It may take up to a year to deal with the safety problems
OUH Chief Executive, Dr Bruno Holthof, said the hospital would "implement any changes necessary" to ensure the safety of patients.
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