Hillingdon Hospital has closed two children’s wards and a paediatric facility after advice from structural engineers over subsidence in the building.
Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Sarah Tedford said the move was a precaution.
She said: “This is an unfortunate legacy of our ageing estate, which is why we have worked hard to try to secure the funding not only for a new hospital but for interim repairs and maintenance.”
The closures saw children on the in-patient Peter Pan ward, out-patient Tinkerbell ward, and those in the Wendy paediatric facilities at Hillingdon Hospital moved.
A trust statement stated: “The new Executive Team at the Trust has been working with experts to understand the various significant issues affecting its estate both at Hillingdon and Mount Vernon hospitals.
“This area of the hospital has been monitored closely for some time, and subsidence has been a recognised issue. “Now, the most recent expert advice has resulted in this action, for the safety of the youngest patients.”
The Trust said parents and carers have been informed of the measures and the reasons behind them.
“Trust staff will start to relocate in-patients to the main hospital soon, and outpatient clinics will be held elsewhere at Hillingdon Hospital, with other measures put in place as required.”