Warwick Hospital crash continues to cause problems - The Leamington Observer

Warwick Hospital crash continues to cause problems

Leamington Editorial 18th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

DAMAGE caused to Warwick Hospital after a car crashed through a wall has still not been fixed and continues to cause problems.

A parked car was pushed into the wall in September after a 95-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and ploughed through a barrier, causing a six-car smash.

The man and his elderly wife – who was a passenger in the car – were cut out of their car at the Lakin Road site, where he had been driving to an appointment.

The building damaged is used for training, and at the time of the incident was full of students.

Training programmes have been badly affected by being unable to use the room – known as Clinical Skills Facility Room One. It is the largest training area owned by South Warwickshire Foundation Trust – which runs Warwick, Leamington, Stratford and Shipston hospitals.

A spokeswoman for the trust told the Observer: “Significant damage was sustained resulting in the closure of Room One.

“This has proved challenging as it is the largest training room in the trust and is the only fully equipped space in which to deliver clinical skills training.

“To date this has meant significant redistribution of activity impacting on several core training programmes.”

Repairs to the building have still not begun, but are set to take around three months.

So far some £5,000 has been spent on structural investigations and ensuring the building is safe.


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