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Fire safety duty report in the NHS

1st February 2013
The health service's Deputy Chief Executive David Flory has sent out a letter to his colleagues in which he highlights the main issues found in a report by the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) concerning fire safety in the NHS.

The Department of Health (DH) website explained: "The report follows a fire incident at a hospital in October 2011, as a result of which the FRS had planned to prosecute the NHS Trust concerned. The DH decided to act on the FRS case, both to address the safety concerns raised and the issue of criminal liability following NHS trust mergers." The letter said: "The report identified a catalogue of failings giving rise to the mismanagement of fire safety across the organisation."


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Article Information

Title: Fire safety duty report in the NHS
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23655
Date Added: 1st Feb 2013


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