Exmouth Hospital inpatients relocated due to £50,000 asbestos works

PUBLISHED: 15:24 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:24 22 May 2018

Exmouth hospital entrance. Photo by Terry Ife ref exe 4432-48-11TI

Exmouth hospital entrance. Photo by Terry Ife ref exe 4432-48-11TI

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Inpatients at Exmouth Hospital are being temporarily relocated to another ward on the site this week while fire safety works take place.

Beds on Doris Heard Ward are being moved to the vacant Geoffrey Willoughby Ward while a £50,000 project to remove asbestos and upgrade the fire resistance happens.

A deep clean and air testing will also be done before the planned re-opening of the ward on Monday, June 11.

The number of available beds for inpatients will be temporarily reduced from 16 to 12 ‘due to the constraints of Geoffrey Willoughby Ward’.

Rosemary Kearney, senior facilities management business manager for NHS Property Services (NHSPS) in the South West, said: “We’re working closely with our partners at the hospital to ensure services can, as far as possible, continue as normal.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience.”

All other services at the hospital are unaffected and patients should continue to attend their appointments as normal.

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