An update on opening plans for HRI's new A&E

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We have been carrying out extensive quality and safety checks on the new A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary following completion of the build. As part of this, we have identified a concern with the jointing compound used in the water pipework.

We are working closely with the building contractors to undertake the remedial measures required. We aim to complete any associated work as soon as possible but it is likely to take 2-3 months to resolve.

While this is disappointing, it is important that we get this right prior to opening as undertaking estates work in a fully functioning A&E is extremely difficult. We will provide a further update on progress in the new year.