Glasgow hospital fire evacuation protocols called 'chaotic and confusing'

August 8, 2019

A staff member says patients and staff at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital could be at risk due "chaotic and confusing" fire evacuation protocols, according to an article on the Scotland Herald website. 

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is to review emergency procedures at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after a whistleblower claimed she had "seen better safety at Silverburn and Braehead" shopping centers.

The employee claims there are no designated fire wardens and it is left to individual nurses to lead patients to safety.

"On every occasion when a fire alarm sounds, I have seen staff, management and porters sitting in the atrium eating their lunch as if nothing is going on while patients are walking around in every direction. At the moment when we are evacuated, we have to phone our boss to tell them we are outside."

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