Many hospital buildings in Sussex free of hazardous concrete


HOSPITALS around the county have confirmed they are not among those at risk of roof collapse.

Health Secretary and Tory MP for Lewes Maria Caulfield recently admitted 34 hospital buildings in England are unsafe.

The affected roofs contain reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) that has a lifespan of 30 years.

It was commonly used in construction work from the 1960s through the 1980s.

The Argus asked the five NHS trusts in Sussex if their hospital buildings contain the dangerous material, but only got replies from three.

Sussex University Hospitals, which operates the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trusts both confirmed their buildings were RAAC-free.

The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust said a large number of its buildings are managed by NHS Property Services, who have not yet responded.

Neither the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust nor Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead responded to a request for comment. Many hospital buildings in Sussex free of hazardous concrete

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