Patients evacuated after psychiatric unit fire

More than 60 patients had to be evacuated and moved to other care facilities after a medium secure unit in London went up in flames.

The fire, on Wednesday evening last week, destroyed parts of Camlet Three, a unit within the two-storey Camlet Lodge Secure Unit, part of Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield. Camlet Lodge, managed by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, is for people sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Sixty-seven patients had to be evacuated and moved to other units.

Oliver Treacy, acting director of operations, told journalists this week that all patients had been relocated to other NHS or independent health sector providers.

A police spokeswoman said: “Early indications suggest that it was non-suspicious but the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.”

The building, which will take six months to rebuild, was made up of four wards with individual bedrooms.

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