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Stratton Hospital To Close Inpatients Ward Over Safety Problems

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6:02am 19th December 2014

Stratton hospital is being shut to inpatients for a month.

The temporary closure starts in January, to finish work on the fire safety system.

Bosses will fix the heating and plumbing too.

We are being told it is down to public safety - but campaigners are warning dates to complete the work must not slip.

In a statement officials at Peninsula Community Health said: "In November as part of our routine fire safety inspections, we were made aware that there were problems with several of the systems put in place at Stratton Community Hospital. This posed a minimal risk to patients and staff and immediate action was taken to ensure patient and staff safety in line with our risk management strategy. There has not been any breach of our local policy or legal duties or obligations."

MP Dan Rogerson said: “Of course patient safety must come first, but it is equally important that all the beds at Stratton Hospital are re-opened as quickly as possible to minimise disruption for patients in the area who will have to travel further afield. It seems that contractors have questions to answer about the work done recently.
 
“We cannot have a repeat of the situation at Launceston Hospital where parts of the hospital were temporarily closed but didn’t re-open as expected, which caused speculation that the beds might not be brought back into use at all. I hope that the inpatient ward at Stratton Hospital can be brought back into use as quickly as possible.”

Chief Executive, Steve Jenkin, said: "I would like to reassure patients and staff that this decisive action has been taken to ensure public safetly. During this time our Minor Injury Unit and our new Minor Illness CEntre will remain open along with our out-patient clinics. I would like to thank the patients, families and staff involved for their cooperation and support."

6:02am 19th December 2014

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