Grenfell Tower: Fires

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th September 2019.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people received health testing in the community as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire; and what the age was of people tested.

Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many casualties from the Grenfell Tower fire were transported to hospital.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Following the Grenfell fire, enhanced health checks were introduced as a result of community concerns. The health checks are delivered though general practitioner practices and a community provider.

Since the health checks were established, 1,097 assessments have taken place (to July 2019). Of the 1,097 assessments that have taken place, 52 related to children and young people up to the age of 18. The remainder were adults. The precise age of those individuals assessed has not been collected at this stage but is something that will be considered going forward.

On Wednesday 14 June 2017, London Ambulance Service reported 68 casualties had been conveyed to hospitals from Grenfell Tower.

Additional National Health Service funding will provide up to £50 million over five years to support physical and mental health services as well as systematic health checks in the Grenfell area.

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