Hospital feels the impact of heating failure
By James Connolly
Outpatient appoi-ntments at Congleton War Memorial Hospital had to be switched to Macclesfield and other departments forced to close temporarily after the heating system failed.
As a result temporary electric heaters were used to make sure clinics could go ahead at the Canal Street hospital, although these measures exacerba-ted problems.
A claim has been made that heating failure continued for more than two weeks. It has emerged that a reason for the delay in getting it back on was due to concerns about the presence of asbestos in the area of the aging building where work was required.
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