Oxford hospital closes trauma unit over cladding safety fears

August 16, 2017

A hospital in Oxford is shutting its trauma unit after fire safety cladding safety fears, according to an article on the Guardian website.

The inspection came after London's Grenfell Tower fire revealed that its cladding was a danger to patients.

Oxford's 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, the article said.

Hospital officials said fire risks at the unit — beyond the flammability of its cladding — make it too risky for patients. Officials did not specify what the other fire risks were.

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