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UK's National Health Service hospitals treating patients in temporary buildings

The Daily Mail, April 14, 2009

Millions of National Health Service patients in the UK are still being treated in "substandard" conditions in temporary buildings outside hospitals, according to a health spokesman for the Conservative political party, which obtained the figures under the Freedom of Information Act. In response to the findings, a spokesman for the Department of Health said: "temporary buildings are subject to the same requirements as permanent buildings in relation to safety and quality and cleanliness."