New security system to fix doors at ERI

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A SECURITY system at 
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is to be replaced to fix a fault with electronic doors at the flagship hospital.

The problem with the control system has delayed staff from being able to access restricted areas.

Consort, the company which owns and runs the ERI under a private finance initiative deal, said it was in the process of having a new system installed.

A spokeswoman said: “We can confirm there has been an intermittent fault where there is a slight delay to the doors opening in certain areas of the building. The system is in the process of being completely replaced, as part of our life cycle replacement programme.

“Extensive design work has been undertaken to ensure the most appropriate solution is selected. Once the procurement process for this is complete, the new access control system will be installed with minimal 
disruption to the users of the hospital.”