Call for inquiry into fire which killed 14

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The National Care Homes Association (NCHA) has called for an inquiry after the fatal fire at a Scottish nursing home at the end of January. The association says an inquiry would help determine what actually happened and whether anything more could have been done to prevent the tragedy. Fourteen elderly residents died after a fire broke out in a first-floor cupboard at the Rosepark care home in Uddingston. NCHA chairman Nadra Ahmed said said the tragedy should noy provoke “knee-jerk reactions” such as calls for sprinkler systems to be installed in care homes. “We first need an inquiry to determine what actually happened, and if there are any lessons to be learned, before deciding what those lessons are,” Mrs Ahmed said. The association says nursing and care homes already undergo regular and robust inspections by their local fire brigades, which advise care home owners what fire prevention and detection systems are required to meet fire safety legislation. It has been reported that the last time Rosepark had be

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