Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_6818

Date Request Received: 11/10/2022 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 12/10/2022 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Chimney

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
Could you please specify exactly what the 'structural issue' with the chimney is? (Structural maintenance issues could include leaks, collapsed ceilings and creaking support beams.)
Answer To Question 1:
A recent routine inspection has highlighted a potential issue with vortex shedding, this is currently being investigated and a proposed remedial plan will be presented.
Question Number 2:
Has the chimney issue led to operations being cancelled or postponed - if so which ones and how many?
Answer To Question 2:
No, this issue has not led to any operations being cancelled or postponed.
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