Report into fire safety duties in the NHS

Deputy NHS Chief Executive David Flory has written to colleagues highlighting the main findings from a report by the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), into fire safety in the NHS.

The report follows a fire incident at a hospital in October 2011, as a result of which the FRS had planned to prosecute the NHS Trust concerned.

The Department of Health decided to act on the FRS case, both to address the safety concerns raised and the issue of criminal liability following NHS trust mergers.

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