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Fire safety improvements made after blazes

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) claims a £46 million fire safety investment in hospital buildings - including Boston Pilgrim Hospital - will reassure patients.

The money is being spent on improving fire safety at Boston, Lincoln and Grantham hospitals following a number of fires caused by ageing electrical equipment.

The trust had previously been handed fire enforcement notices for Boston Pilgrim and Lincoln and a fire action plan for Grantham.

ULHT has received a loan from the Department for Health over three years and part-funded the improvements.

The trust said the investment in fire doors, staff training and ensuring correct installation of cladding will give reassurance to patients and staff.

Trust fire safety advisor Keiron Davey said that patients will benefit from the improvements.

“It gives the trust board and all our patients, visitors and staff a reassurance that our buildings are up to a modern day compliance,” he said.

“Should we have an incident involving a fire, then we are able to evacuate our buildings safely.

"Everybody can get out of the building in a quick safe manner and if we do have an incident we can contain it and deal with it as appropriate.”

The trust have requested a further £6 million from the Department of Health to go towards the investment in its hospital buildings.


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