Aberdeen Royal Infirmary staff exposed to asbestos | British News

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The chief executive of the NHS Grampian, Caroline Hiscox, commented on the incident (Image: PA)

Laundry staff of a hospital is assisted after one “Individual case with asbestos.”

NHS Grampian, which runs the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, said “a small number of staff” were in the unit when a beam was knocked during the installation of a new hydraulic press on July 7.

Manager Caroline Hiscox said it could be two weeks before the laundry is fully operational again.

In order to minimize disruptions, health emergency plans are in place, the health authority said.

To prevent a lack of laundry, employees are asked to use paper instead of towels to clean up spills.

You are required to wear a gown only when appropriate and to change beds only if required within a seven day time window.

In a video message posted to YouTube, Ms Hiscox thanked staff for keeping the laundry service running despite the “hurdles”.

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Elizabeth II previously visited the hospital (Image: PA)

A spokesman for NHS Grampian said: “As part of the installation of a new hydraulic press at the laundry, a beam was accidentally disturbed resulting in a single asbestos incident.”

“A small number of employees and contractors were with the unit at the time and were identified and assisted.

“There are currently contingency plans in place with support from other bodies.” “Our laundry team has been working tirelessly to keep things running smoothly until everything is fully safe and operational over the next few weeks.”

No procedures have been aborted as a result of the incident, risk monitoring continues and the room has been isolated.

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