High winds damage Hull Royal Infirmary building

Published: Thursday 31st December 2015 by The News Editor

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An area at the front of Hull Royal Infirmary has been cordoned off after strong winds damaged a glass panel.

Hospital bosses say the move was taken as a precautionary measure after a single blue panel in a recently installed new façade to its tower block was smashed.

No patients have been affected, and access to the hospital via the main entrance, facing Anlaby Road, continues as normal.

Duncan Taylor, Interim Chief of Infrastructure and Development for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “A glass panel in the hospital façade appears to have been damaged by strong winds.

“At the moment, we are unable to repair the damage due to the ongoing high winds, but we will look to do this as soon as the weather starts to settle and it becomes safe to do so.

“In the meantime, the area immediately to the front of the tower block will remain cordoned off as a precautionary measure, for the safety of our patients, staff and visitors.”

The weather for anyone venturing out in East Yorkshire tonight should be largely dry but chilly, while New Year’s Day is expected to be dry with some sunny spells.

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Published: Thursday 31st December 2015 by The News Editor

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