A fire in a bedroom at Springfield Hospital this week was quickly brought under control by staff at the hospital, working with the fire service.
Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, said “staff at the hospital and the fire service did an excellent and professional job to make sure that patients were kept safe”.
The fire, on February 7, started in a bedroom, and was quickly brought under control.
Sadiq Khan said: “I understand that, as a precautionary measure, two staff and a patient were taken to hospital for possible smoke inhalation but I am happy to say they were safely discharged soon afterwards”. He added: “the fact that two members of staff ended up in hospital shows the dedication of those who work at Springfield and the challenging and sometimes dangerous situations they face. I know that the staff at Springfield do a great job and I would like to congratulate them for handling this situation so well.”
An investigation into the fire is underway.
Springfield Hospital serves 1.1 million people in the boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth as well as offering outpatient services in Kent and Cambridgeshire and inpatient services at Queen Mary's and Tolworth Hospital. The hospital employs more than 2,000 staff who provide care and treatment to about 20,000 people from south west London and beyond.
Sadiq Khan said: “The vital role this organisation plays within our community cannot be overstated”.