Hospital tower to be inspected after London fire

June 20, 2017

A tower at Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital is among the buildings set to undergo an urgent fire safety check after a blaze swept through a block of flats in London, according to an article in the Derry Journal website.

At least 17 people are known to have died in the fire at a tower block in North Kensington.

Concerns have since been raised about the cladding installed on the hospital's Grenfell Tower. 

The NI Department of Health said it has asked health trusts to do an immediate assessment of their fire safety precautions at their facilities including checks on the type of cladding used. 

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