Royal London Hospital facing fines over false alarms

The Royal London Hospital is facing the prospect of being fined thousands of pounds after a decision was made by the LFB, London Fire Brigade, to start charging for attending false alarms. The LFB are the first fire service in the UK to charge a penalty of £290 + VAT for such buildings as airports, student accommodations and hospitals when they have to attend a false call.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
The Royal London Hospital, situated in Whitechapel Road is run by Barts Health, the largest NHS Trust in Britain is said to have made a staggering 98 false calls. Over the last year, the LFB was called more than 10 times to 403 places, which cost them in the region of £800,000.
Hospitals in London render the most calls, 1722 during 2012/13, followed up by airports, then student hall, then colleges and finally doctors and nurses accommodations.
A spokeswoman from Barts has said that they are taking this issue very seriously and are now working on reducing the amount of call outs. She said that using the information provided by the LFB they have already changed some sensor they use for ones that work better within the complex environment of modern hospitals. She added that they would be continuing to work on reducing unnecessary call outs and were working alongside the London Fire Brigade to achieve this.
The LFEPA, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, said that the majority of call outs from automatic alarms are false due to badly maintained or faulty systems, or incidents such as burning toast, steam or dust in the system. James Cleverly, the chairman of LFEPA, said that the public both deserved and expected fire fighters to be readily available to attend real emergencies which they often can’t do due to attending all these thousands of false call outs.