Time flies again at Leeds St James

PATIENTS, staff and visitors at St James's University Hospital in Leeds will be able to see the time at a glance for the first time in years now the historic chapel clock is working again. The Victorian timepiece, a Leeds-made instrument by clockmaker, William Potts, had been stuck at 12.55 after serious problems developed with the mechanism. It has now been repaired and restored to its former glory to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the hospital chapel, which was originally built as part of the Leeds Union Workhouse. Reverend Chris Swift, head of chaplaincy at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "The clock tower is a real landmark across the St James's site, with many patients in Gledhow Wing having a view straight across to the clock face. It's delightful to see it working again and it looks great with its repainted numerals and new background."

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