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‘Grenfell-type cladding’ on Glasgow hospital to be removed

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‘Grenfell-type cladding’ found on Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is to be removed.

The announcement came during the fourth meeting of the Ministerial Working Group set up to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks in the wake of the tragic fire in London earlier this year.

The Group heard that aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding had been found on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and, after discussion, it was decided the sections of cladding would be removed as a “precautionary measure”.

Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison said, “Patient safety is paramount and that is why further forensic checks are currently taking place across the whole NHS estate in Scotland.

“Following the identification of a type of ACM on the QEUH of a similar type to, but not the same as Grenfell, I am reassured that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have decided that the material is should be removed as a precautionary measure.”

Assistant chief officer David McGowan, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said, “The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service have reassured Ministers that as part of its regular risk based audit programme, it had carried out fire safety audits within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which were found to be satisfactory.”

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