City hospital served with enforcement notice

Posted 14/04/2016 by Macdonald Martin Ltd.

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Peterborough City Hospital has been served with an enforcement notice after failures to act on concerns raised regarding fire safety in the premise.

The notice was issued officially on the 22nd March by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service after an email sent by the area commander for community safety at the fire and rescue service, Jon Anderson. It describes how the fire service became aware of the problems relating to fire resistance of internal compartments in December 2014.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have been working in partnership with Peterborough Hospital, however due to the lack of progress and the discovery that in fact the problems are worse than initially thought, it was decided that a formal enforcement was required.

It is to be highlighted that although Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the responsible owner of the building in terms of the Fire Safety Order, it is in fact another company that is responsible for the building of the hospital due to it being built under a PFI initiative.

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