another great reader submission...this time (via email) from Betty Anonymous:
Dear Betty Debbie,
Yesterday I found a report on hospital fires in London.
I found it quite interesting and thought I would share it with the other Bettys.
"...no significant adverse health affect was reported during or post the fires in any of the patients evacuated." Now, isn't that very Betty?!!
Did any of you ever think there were too many fires in Neelsdom?
From: Betty by the Numbers: Emergency!
... Eleven storms, ten fires, seven blizzard/snowstorms, six bombs and six births (five humans, one horse), three demonstrations turned rowdy, and two each of floods, wild winds, non-bomb explosions and earthquakes. ...
Ten fires in total, and not all of them hospital fires – over a period of 30 years.
So, if you ever thought there were too many fires in Neelsdom, especially in hospitals ...
From: NHS London Review of five London hospital fires and their management
Five London Hospital Fires January 2008 – February 2009
Of the five events described, no significant adverse health affect was reported during or post the fires in any of the patients evacuated.
2nd January 2008
The Royal Marsden Hospital fire – Complete evacuation
The Royal Marsden Hospital is a world renowned cancer centre.
|Royal Marsden Hospital|
25th July 2008
University College London Hospital fire – Part closure and service diversion
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a large acute trust.
The Rosenheim building affected by the fire is used mainly for out clinics, oncology and paediatrics, but also houses other services.
29th September 2008
Great Ormond Street Hospital fire – Partial evacuation
Great Ormond Street Hospital is a world renowned paediatric tertiary referral hospital in Bloomsbury, central London, providing the widest range of specialist children’s healthcare in the UK.
|Nurses and medical stuff push a child in a hospital bed away from Great Ormond Street after a fire and explosion|
15th October 2008
The Chase Farm Hospital site of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust fire – Complete evacuation
The Chase Farm Hospital site in North London hosts the services of three NHS trusts; Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital Trust, NHS London provider arm community services and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.
11th February 2009
The Northwick Park Hospital fire – Partial evacuation
Northwick Park Hospital is district general hospital in North West London. It occupies the same site as St Mark’s Hospital – a world renowned tertiary referral centre for gastrointestinal surgery and medicine.
|Patients being evacuated from Northwick Park Hospital.|
Interested? Read the complete review.
Sister Peters in Amsterdam
There was an icy wind blowing down the Spui as they turned into the Kalverstraat, walking briskly. When they reached the narrow steeg which was the accepted short cut to the hospital, he kept straight on. Adelaide hesitated, not sure if she was supposed to turn down its familiar gloom, but he took her arm and steered her past and across the street to the warm, well lighted lounge of the Hotel Polen. ...
|Hotel Polen fire|
Eight years after the book had been published the Hotel Polen went up in flames. The large café which used to be below the hotel had closed its doors to the public in 1974 and had been replaced by a furniture showroom. And this is where the fire started early in the morning on May 9, 1977
Wikipedia report on the fire
|Hotel Polen after.|