As it happens, I know this hospital well as, for many years, it was my local hospital. I went there with a broken ankle. I went there to have my tonsils removed following a throat cancer scare in the late 1980s. Great hospital, superb staff.
In almost any country in the world, today's events would result in headlines like 'Heroes save patients from fire' or 'Brave nurses rescue hundreds' or even 'Medical drama'. But this is scaremongering, media-blitzed Great Britain in 2009. So here's my prediction:
What's the betting tomorrow's tabloid headlines will be 'Our shoddy hospitals' or 'Flames of shame' or something similar that blames the government or the NHS for the fire? I bet you a fiver.