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No action needed on Guy’s Hospital cladding

No further action will be taken after cladding tests on Guy’s Hospital buildings.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust sent samples of cladding from all of its tall buildings, at both hospital and community sites, to make sure it was made of non-combustible material following the Grenfell Tower fire.

The results of the tests revealed the cladding was different to that used on Grenfell and was not made of aluminium composited material.

The trust was told no further action would be needed, and the fire brigade confirmed it had no issues of concern following a visit to the hospital.

“We have received confirmation from NHS Improvement (NHSI) that cladding used on our buildings is different to that used on Grenfell Tower and is not aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding,” said a spokesman for the trust.

“This follows a review of the building material and technical information we supplied to NHSI and the Building Research Establishment.

“They have confirmed the trust is not required to take further action.

“London Fire Brigade have also confirmed they have no issues of concern following a visit to Guy’s Hospital.”


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