14 Sep 2023

RAAC crisis: Pembrokeshire hospital closes more than half its wards

Home Affairs Correspondent

The revelation – first reported by Channel 4 News in February – that schools up and down the country contain concrete that’s liable to collapse has, in the last two weeks, become a major crisis.

But while thousands of pupils face a disrupted start to term, hospital patients too are being impacted by RAAC. Dozens of NHS buildings are known to contain it, with one in particular – Withybush in Pembrokeshire – forced to close more than half its wards, and prop up its ceilings.