Maternity unit in Okehampton to remain closed
Oct05

Maternity unit in Okehampton to remain closed

A further blow has been dealt to Okehampton Hospital after the NHS trust in charge announced that its maternity unit will remain closed into the New Year. The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has blamed ‘ongoing staff vacancies and long-term sickness absence’ for its decision to extend the closure of the birth centres at Okehampton and Honiton hospitals. A statement from the trust, said: ‘The extension means that women will...

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Tests on cladding at hospital
Sep17

Tests on cladding at hospital

Grenfell Tower constructors involved in construction of Newton Abbot Hospital Fire safety tests have been undertaken on the cladding used in the construction of Newton Abbot Community Hospital, The Moorlander has been told. The tests follow the Grenfell Tower fire on the 14th of June in which it is expected that at least 80 people were killed. According to the Financial Times, the Rydon Group led the refurbishment of Grenfell in north...

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