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Lifts break, ceilings fall, & faeces lies in corridor.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust | |Ceiling collapsed on side ward. | | Water leaked from ceiling on top of maternity landing.

| Lift broke trapping two nurses. Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust | |Call bells broken on a ward. | | Faeces coming through floor on ultrasound corridor.

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust | |Waste pipe above a ward broke, leaking waste into ward area. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust | |Part of Emergency Dept closed by "severe" sewage leak in December. George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust | |Dirt/faeces/slime spurted up through a sink on to patient's bed. | "Severe" leak from roof by the maternity unit.

Kent & Medway NHS & Soc Care P'ship Trust | |Lift which had initially had a jammed door, stopped working. Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | |Water poured on to a ward bed from the ceiling.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust | |Sewage coming up through drains in bathrooms. Only one shower room for 19 patients. Royal Liverpool Hospitals | |Flooded 10 times in 2018. Staff struggled to get woman to fifthfloor intensive care as lifts failed. | Work at the PS335m replacement building stalled last year after Carillion collapsed. It has restarted, and is due to open in 2020.

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust | |Water leaks meant there were delays to patients' operations. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust | |Lifts were out of service. No access to the Coronary Care Unit. Solent NHS Trust | |Burst pipe halted X-rays. Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust | |Ceiling panel on a ward collapsed. Whittington Health NHS Trust, North London | |People trapped by lift failure. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust | |"Ceiling leakage" and tiles falling off on numerous areas on a ward. | Maternity was so cold staff struggled to keep babies warm. Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust, W Sussex | |Lift failure made it impossible to get immobile patients to surgery.


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 3, 2019
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