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1500 damaged panels to be replaced at new children’s hospital

The bright green panels have been a feature of the new Perth Children’s Hospital for more than twelve months.

But the vitreous enamel panels will need to be replaced in the near future, with their lifespan reduced due to being damaged in transit.

It’s the latest in a line of problems that have plagued the construction of the hospital, including the replacement of faulty doors and pipes.

Professor Frank Daly, Acting Head of Commissioning at the hospital, told Gary Adshead on the 6PR Morning Program the cost to replace the panels will not be borne by WA taxpayers, nor will it delay the opening of the hospital later this year.

Opposition Health spokesman, Roger Cook, told Gary Adshead, he’s disappointed the public finds out about these problems in a trickle from the media.

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