A major hospital in Coventry will need to undergo remedial work after it emerged that it was built without the guaranteed fire safeguards.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust said that it had carried out an investigation following a review of the fire safety separation at University Hospital, Coventry.

This found that the structures to prevent a fire spreading are not as robust as specified in the original plans.

University Hospital opened in 2006 as part of a £380m private finance initiative (PFI) partnership between the trust and developer Skanska.

The trust and Skanska are now working on a programme of remedial works…..read more

(NHE: 31 August 2016)

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