WorkSafe Tasmania to investigate Royal Hobart Hospital mould

Workplace authorities will investigate concerns about mould at the Royal Hobart Hospital, which construction workers say has affected their health. Workers at the hospital have been putting together a demountable building as part of construction work at the site.

Mould has been discovered in several of the demountable modules which will house patients during the multi-million-dollar revamp of the Royal Hobart Hospital.

The completion of the $22 million building designed to house patients during construction has been plagued by delays after mould was discovered in at least 18 out of the 64 modules.

Premier Will Hodgman said the claims would be probed thoroughly by WorkSafe.