The Perth Children's Hospital will remain closed until the lead issue is resolved. Photo: Attila Csaszar

PCH doors to remain closed for 2017

The state government plans to replace multiple valves in the new Perth Children’s Hospital after a report confirmed the cause of ongoing lead contamination at the trouble-plagued project, wth the extra work to push the hospital’s opening date beyond this year.

The chief health officer has identified the main ongoing cause of lead in the water supply at PCH to be dezincification of brass fittings located within thermostatic mixing valve assembly boxes, which are located near drinking water outlets in the hospital.

The plan now is to remove and replace the TMV assembly boxes, the cost of which has not been disclosed.


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