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Health board statment on broken blinds at the QEUH

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Today's Evening Times carries an article on an issue with broken blinds in some rooms at the QEUH. The board issued this statement:

Blinds are operated by a pole, not cords, that either open or close blinds. Unfortunately, some of these have been used improperly by people pulling them in an attempt to raise or lower the blinds. 

Signs have been placed next to these poles asking people to twist them in order to open or close blinds rather than pulling them. 

The contractor is replacing the mechanisms broken by incorrect use. To do this affected doors are being removed before being reinstated. 

All rooms have their own localised temperature controls which allow each room’s temperature to be adjusted by the patient or staff. 

Claims that the health board signed a 10 year contract for the blinds and that the company providing these have gone bust are both incorrect.

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