‘A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN’
Two-years of round-the-clock renovations required as urgent safety work begins to rectify the mistake at the University Hospital of Coventry.
URGENT safety works have begun at a £380 million PFI hospital after inspectors found it was built without fire protection.
University Hospital Coventry opened just a decade ago but will now need two years of round-the-clock renovations to make it fire safe.
No smoke … University Hospital Coventry opened just a decade ago but will now need two years of round-the-clock renovations to make it fire safe
The 1,250-bed unit is the country’s most expensive private finance initiative project — a scheme in which private firms fund, build and maintain public sites for the Government.
Three other PFI hospitals are also having emergency fire-proofing, including Royal Derby, Walsall Manor in the West Midlands, and King’s Mill in Mansfield, Notts.
Work at all four sites is set to cost developer Skanska, which was paid millions to build the hospitals, an estimated £47 million to fix.
But there are fears over safety standards at all PFI hospitals after fire officials found others in Hereford, Peterborough and Carlisle were built without fire-proofing.
NHS SOS … King’s Mill in Mansfield, Notts is also having emergency fire-proofing
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