Water ingress at Gilbert Bain Hospital

A temporary waiting area has been created at the Gilbert Bain Hospital after ongoing heavy rain has caused water ingress in the building’s main corridor.

The outpatients waiting area and A&E have also been affected by the weather leading to the creation of a temporary waiting area in the hospital canteen.

Work to identify the source of the leak and perform remedial repairs is ongoing. All patient services and clinics are running as usual and contingency plans are in place if the water damage becomes more extensive.


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  • Gordon downing

    • December 6th, 2017 12:16

    Nothing new there. Every time it rains the main corridor and reception areas let in water. This has been the case for the last 17 years and more. Even after re roofing the problem continued. Yet again money spent on surplus to requirements management in nhs Shetland. Spend the money where it’s needed

  • Maureen McKechnie

    • December 15th, 2017 10:39

    So sorry to hear the hospital is having some problems. I have been following the morning series this week and am amazed by the work of all the staff. I hope the repairs can be carried out successfully so the hospital can run efficiently for the benefit of all the islanders. Thank you to the hospital staff for your dedication and friendliness!


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