Grenfell fire: Two-year-old boy among tower block deceased

Elias Hubbard
August 2, 2017

The Trust said: "The report by Trenton Fire has made a number of recommendations that the Trust will need to put in place to improve fire safety before the building can be reoccupied as an inpatient unit, including replacing cladding".

The report was commissioned after the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, which is thought...

The patients will all be moved to wards within the John Radcliffe by Friday.

The government has written to all local authorities and housing associations to outline funding arrangements for fire safety.

The stiffer tests they failed involve starting a fire using wooden pallets under mock-ups of the sides of each building including its metal cladding and insulation.

The John Radcliffe hospital is the first to have to transfer patients to other buildings as a result of the checks which every NHS hospital trust in England has carried out since the Grenfell disaster.

About a third of the 111 buildings with material that failed most recent tests are council-owned
About a third of the 111 buildings with material that failed most recent tests are council-owned

Flammable cladding has been found at six other hospitals in England and remedial works ordered.

"With test fails on buildings owned by a range of landlords across the country, we are pleased the government has accepted our call to begin an urgent and immediate review of building regulations. We will implement any changes necessary to ensure that our patients are safe".

"We also continue to call on the Building Research Establishment and the industry to release results of previous safety tests, including desktop studies".

The government's decision to launch an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use a combination of insulation and cladding that does not meet fire safety standards, was absolutely the right thing to do. "Everything must be out in the open and this needs to happen as soon as possible".

Review chair Dame Hackitt added: "I am honoured to be asked by government to lead this important independent review".

Dame Judith will consult the Buildings Regulations Advisory Committee, which advises the government on changes to building regulations, as well as the construction and housing industry, the fire sector, worldwide experts, MPs and the public.

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