"Shower problems on ward B2 at Bassetlaw Hospital"

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Ward B2 at Bassetlaw Hospital.

Mainly women are complaining about the water supply to their shower because of lime blocking.

The soak away of it is terrible and all true.

The sink in my dorm is blocked with lime gathering around the push button water release. No push button consequently no water. Its been like it for years. People need water on a psychiatric ward.

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Response from Julie Grant, Head of Communications, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Balloon 468

I am sorry to hear that you are having such trouble with the showers and sink on B2. I will pass your comments onto our Estates Team and see if we can get this sorted out. Thank you for letting us know about the problems.

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Response from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust We are preparing to make a change

Dear Balloon 468

I am sorry to hear about these problems. All the taps to the showers, basins and baths on the wards have been identified for replacement which will take place over the next 3-4 months. In the meantime those causing major problems such as this specific one had been cleared for urgent repairs at a meeting on 8th November 2012 and it is anticipated that most repairs will be completed by the end of November.

Staff are liaising with Local Estates providers to ensure that the work takes place as quickly as possible with minimal disruption to the services

Kind Regards


S N Winfield

Facilities Manager

DDI 0115 9934531

Ext 10231

email steve.winfield@nottshc.nhs.uk