Hospitals to be inspected after schools close due to safety concerns 1 year ago

Hospitals to be inspected after schools close due to safety concerns

The fallout continues.

Leo Varadkar has confirmed that several hospitals are to be inspected after it was found that some schools built by Western Building Systems were structurally unsafe.

Western Building Systems have been involved in building units at several of Ireland's hospitals, including at Beaumont Hospital Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Royal Hospital Donnybrook; a laboratory and Irish, St Finbarr's Hospital in Cork; Oncology, Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin in Dublin, and a 40-bed Day Surgery Unit in Kilkenny.

The inspection follows the closure of several schools which were found to be unsafe during fire safety audits.

Ardgillan Community College, Balbriggan, Tyrellstown Educate Together National School and St Luke's National School, Mulhuddart were all forced to close either partially or fully after security concerns were identified. Over 1,000 students have been affected so far.

In addition to inspections at hospitals, there are dozens of schools, also built by Western Building Systems, that are being inspected.