Today MP Ben Bradshaw, Minister of State for Health, visited
patients, families and staff who were affected by the fire in the
cardiac wing at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust on
Tuesday 21 October.
Swift and effective action by staff evacuated the relevant floors of the hospital, safeguarding human life.
Minister visited Ladybird Ward, which was evacuated during the fire and
is now rehoused in a different part of the hospital, and the Cardiac
Intensive Care Unit. The Trust is the largest centre for children with
heart or respiratory problems in the UK.
Mr Bradshaw praised the
work being done at the hospital, saying: "Absolutely incredible things
are being done here. In my view it's the best hospital in the world and
the dedication of the staff, who are working with tiny babies and
parents for who it is a very traumatic experience, is second to none."
said he believed Great Ormond Street Hospital will continue to be the
"best national and international children's hospital", even in the
aftermath of the fire, thanks to the work of the staff.
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