How does the Minister justify asbestos still being in Mona Vale Hospital
I am advised:
Asbestos was a common building product in the 1960s when Mona Vale Hospital
was first constructed and still exists in the general community today.
Asbestos management is a high priority for Mona Vale Hospital management and
the control and containment is managed in accordance with legislative
Regular reviews are undertaken and a major asbestos audit for Mona Vale
Hospital was conducted in July 2010 providing recommendations including air
monitoring requirements. Priority areas for asbestos removal have been
identified and a progressive removal strategy is being undertaken.
Ongoing safety measures are being undertaken by the Area Health Service to
ensure the wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors at Mona Vale