£20m hospital repairs finally completed ... two years on

Scaffolding at Whiston Hospital's Accident and Emergency department
Scaffolding at Whiston Hospital's Accident and Emergency department

Repairs to faultly building work at Whiston Hospital, which ended up costing £20m, have finally been completed.

Builders have spent over two years repairing dodgy cladding to the outside of the building.

How Whiston Hospital looked shortly after it first opened following a major rebuild

How Whiston Hospital looked shortly after it first opened following a major rebuild

The fault was discovered just four years after the hospital re-opened following a multi-million pound rebuild.

The St Helens Reporter exclusively revealed how the problem was discovered two years ago. Read our original story here

Hospital bosses say because the original, faulty work was done under the controversial private finance initiative, the contractors will pick up the £20m repair bill.

Ann Marr. the hospital’s chief executive, said: “I’m delighted the repair works have finished ahead of schedule and our award winning Whiston Hospital is back to looking good when it opened almost six years ago.”