Scarborough Hospital is the most recent building where RAAC has been found

Work is currently underway to assess the scope of the project required to remove all RAAC from the hospital. Staff hopes the process can be completed by the end of September.

Members of the pathology department are transferred from the RAAC found in their department.

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A spokesman for York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “A feasibility study has been carried out to assess the work required to remove the RAAC planks in Scarborough and to produce a comprehensive cost forecast and program for this work.”

“We hope to be able to access the funding needed to eradicate RAAC through NHS England’s national RAAC scheme, of which we are a member.”

“In the meantime, work to enable the relocation of pathology staff from the first floor of the pathology laboratory is underway and almost three-quarters complete.”

“The move of staff has resulted in work being possible at both Scarborough and York hospitals.

“The aim is to complete this work by the end of September, with every effort being made to expedite this earlier if possible.”

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A freedom of information request submitted by the Mirror revealed that RAAC is located in the pathology department, pathology link corridor, theatre, attic, technical room and north/south block link corridor.

RAAC was regularly used as a construction material between the 1950s and the mid-1990s and is susceptible to failure.

NHS hospitals that are members of the national RAAC program can apply for money to carry out the repairs as quickly as possible. Scarborough Hospital is the most recent building where RAAC has been found

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