Patients and visitors to the University Hospital of Hartlepool are being advised to expect some minor disruptions and noise. It comes as a new, state-of-the-art fire alarm system costing £1 million, is installed.
The expert team from NTH Solutions will fit the new alarm, which is more advanced than the current system, from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December.
Dr Deepak Dwarakanath is medical director for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. He said: “The new fire alarm system is part of our continued investment in the University Hospital of Hartlepool to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and colleagues.
“There will be some minor disruptions during the works, as some corridors or doors may not be accessible. Diversions will be in place and our colleagues are confident they can get the work done swiftly and smoothly.
“I’m sure everyone will agree that a new fire alarm is worth some minor, temporary inconvenience.”
The installation of the new system follows the £720,000 replacement of the hospital’s roof earlier this year.