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New HLM-designed hospital may have to be ‘ripped down’, warns union official


One would like to know why the AJ publishes such poor, un-researched articles as this. It seems that QEU Hospital had some problems, of drainage etc, presumably now fixed / fixable. Is it the case that Mr Waterson chooses (perhaps imagining hopefully) to project these on the Royal Hospital, implying without substance that it has similar problems. Mr Waterson then seems to use ‘no confirmation of fit for purpose’ to justify his assertions. Sure, major projects (hospitals or otherwise, whether d&b or not) have problems that get fixed (Negatives are harder to prove than positives, and who needs to prove them to Mr Waterson either way?). Whilst it might suit the purposes of Mr Waterson from his union perspective, does this article meet the required integrity standards of architect or associated professions, or indeed of journalism other than the worst tabloid type? I really don’t think so.

Posted date

6 August, 2019

Posted time

4:46 pm