Dangerous cladding stripped from PA
WORK to remove dangerous cladding began at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital yesterday.
The combustible building product was removed from entry and exit points at the Woolloongabba site.
Work to install replacement boarding will continue over the weekend.
Health Minister Cameron Dick said access to the hospital would be affected by the works and alternate entry points were in place.
“Removing cladding from the building has been our priority ahead of a replacement process,” Mr Dick said.
“The Princess Alexandra Hospital has alternative patient drop-off points, pedestrian detour routes and staff drop-off zones clearly marked during this time.
“The safety of patients, staff and visitors is always our top priority,” the minister said.
More than 20,000sq m of combustible cladding was used on the hospital.
It was discovered to be unsafe in July, after an investigation and testing by the Public Works Department following London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in June.
Extra precautions to ensure the safety of staff and patients have been in place since July.