Asbestos removed from Guernsey hospital

Asbestos has been removed from Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital after being discovered in an cupboard.

A statement from the Health Department said the brown asbestos, known as Amosite, had been removed on Monday.

It said a tiny amount of the material had been found in a corridor next to the hospital's operating theatres.

The statement said: "At no time have any operating theatres been closed and no staff or patients have been put at risk."

The department said the removal was being done in line with its asbestos management programme and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had been informed.

Asbestos was previously found and removed from the hospital's plant rooms and service ducts ahead of a refurbishment in 2010.

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