evacuated after psychiatric unit fire
by staff reporter
than 60 patients had to be evacuated and moved to other care facilities
after a medium secure unit in London went up in flames.
fire, on Wednesday evening last week, destroyed parts of Camlet
Three, a unit within the two-storey Camlet Lodge Secure Unit, part
of Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield. Camlet Lodge, managed by Barnet,
Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, is for people sectioned
under the Mental Health Act.
Sixty-seven patients had to be evacuated and moved to other units.
Oliver Treacy, acting director of operations, told journalists this
week that all patients had been relocated to other NHS or independent
health sector providers.
police spokeswoman said: “Early indications suggest that it
was non-suspicious but the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.”
The building, which will take six months to rebuild, was made up
of four wards with individual bedrooms.
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