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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Statement on Insulation at the QEUH

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Following media coverage yesterday and today about some insulation panels found on the Grenfell Tower block, which are also used on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) building, NHSGGC would like to reassure patients, the public and our staff that the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is one of the safest buildings in the UK in terms of fire engineering. 

Multiplex, the main contractor for the hospital construction, have assured us that the insulation boards (Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Insulation Boards) used on the QEUH were properly installed to meet Scotland’s stringent building and fire safety regulations. 

The hospital itself is designed and equipped to the highest standards for fire safety. 

It has heat/smoke detection and early warning fire alarm systems combined with automatic fire suppression sprinkler systems fitted in all areas. The hospital is further protected by designated fire fighting and fire evacuation lifts, as well as multiple fire escape stairwells.  



For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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