Hospital's sprinklers will not be fully installed until 2020

July 7, 2017

Though inspectors highlighted fire safety failures at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary in the UK three years ago, hospital officials said sprinklers will not be fully installed until 2020, according to an article on the News and Star website.

A union has called for a public inquiry when two weeks after the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London, officials have confirmed that work on the hospital's sprinkler system will not be completed for another three years.

The system is part of a £14 million fire safety upgrade.

The 2014 inspection revealed numerous fire safety failures at the 17-year-old hospital, including defective fire alarms, ill-fitting fire doors and substandard firewalls, many with gaping holes.

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