Fire tackled at PFI hospital

9 June 2017 A fire has been tackled at an operational hospital PFI, demonstrating a successful deployment of fire procedures.

University Hospital of North Staffordshire suffered a small fire earlier this week, during which it is understood that all maintainable physical fire safety systems appeared to work to plan.

Sources said initial feedback from the fire authority is that it was satisfied that the procedures all worked to plan, while all contingency plans worked as expected.

Original contractor Laing O’Rourke, working with FM provider Sodexo and the trust, had recently carried out a full audit of fire safety systems at the hospital.

Non-emergency theatres have been closed while smoke filters are checked and cleaned, and clinical cleans are effected.

Hospital PFI projects have come in for significant criticism in recent months over their fire stopping procedures, with many schemes having to carry out remedial works.


This page was last updated on:
16 December 2017.


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