Thames Hospital’s warrant of fitness revoked
Thames Hospital is without a warrant of fitness after possible firestopping defects failed to impress council.
In June, the hospital was named as one of 13 Waikato DHB buildings which did not have their warrant of fitness.
But on Monday, the DHB issued a warrant for Thames Hospital and its separate birthing unit. However, it was quickly revoked after queries were raised by the Thames-Coromandel District Council.
Operations group manager Bruce Hinson said council’s concerns were that the BWOFs were overdue and that fire separations at the two buildings might contain defects.