removed from Burnham-On-Sea hospital during refurbishment
has been removed from the roof of Burnham-On-Sea's hospital during
a major refurbishment of the property.
potentially hazardous material has been safely taken away during
work to improve energy efficiency at Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial
Hospital in Love Lane.
Courtney from Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust confirmed
to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Asbestos sheeting on the roof of
the hospital has being carefully removed and replaced with energy
work has been more extensive and may have taken longer than anticipated
due to the need for the safe disposal of the asbestos."
added: "The hospital refurbishment should deliver more energy
efficiency and a reduction in heating bills."
extensive work, which has cost tens of thousands of pounds, has
also seen new sky-lights added to the roof and new cladding on
the hospital's outer walls, improving the appearance.
number of windows have also been replaced with aluminium double
glazed windows, reducing drafts, and the hospital's boiler has
been replaced with a new energy efficient 'condenser boiler'.
the hospital's lighting systems have been upgraded and are now
using low energy bulbs and the hospital's closed-circuit television
system has also been upgraded to provide better security.