THE NUMBER of beds at Ellen Badger Hospital will reduce temporarily after firefighters found ‘vulnerabilities’.
A recent review by fire crews found essential maintenance was needed under a section of flooring in the Shipston-based hospital.
Work is set to begin this month and will see the day hospital moved to a separate part of the building and a small reduction in beds.
Bosses at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust – which runs the hospital – say they expect work to be completed by the end of March.
They then plan to carry out further work at the site.
A spokesman said: “The trust views Ellen Badger Hospital as a key part of future healthcare delivery and while we are investing a small amount now to resolve this issue there are future plans that will look to develop the site further.
“This plan will be worked up next year to ensure we deliver the best possible care for local people.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this work causes and ask for your patience whilst it is completed.”