West Suffolk Hospital's unsecured concrete areas will be reviewed

2023-09-07 05:17:47  • 2 mins

By Nikki Fox & Rachael McMenemy

BBC News, Suffolk

A hospital with "significant" amounts of a concrete with the potential to collapse will review areas not yet treated, hospital bosses said.

West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, said extensive mitigation measures have taken place and bosses were confident the building is "safe".

In the past week, more than 150 schools have been closed or partially closed over concerns about the same concrete,

There are plans for a new hospital by 2023.

The current hospital building has structural defects associated with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) used in its roof and walls.

RAAC was mostly used between the 1960s and 1980s in roofs, floors and walls of NHS buildings and schools and had an expected lifespan of 30 years.

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