Thousands of building problems found at unusable Edinburgh hospital

October 16, 2019

An unusable children's hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, still had thousands of problems after a health board accepted it as ready, according to an article on the BBC website.

The Sick Kids facility will not be fully operational until next fall after last-minute safety concerns.

Issues include:

  • fire detectors not properly fitted
  • damage to doors
  • poor standard of decoration
  • lack of quality finishes
  • problems with power supplies

The documents also showed more than 2 million pounds was diverted from the new hospital's "equipment budget contingency" in order to offset increased construction costs.

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