THE FRIENDS of Frank James, a community group behind clean-ups at the dilapidated hospital site, have carried out their latest work day.
The group had hoped a representative of some of the developers, Norman White, might attend the session on Sunday, however he did not.
Friends of Frank James member Tanja Rebel said: "Typically none of the developers or owners came, although one had indicated that this time he would.
"We have invited them on four occasions, but as yet, none of them have shown up.
"This is very unfortunate as they need to see all this for themselves.
"Apparently, revised plans for the building seem to have hit upon resistance from the council, which really should do everything to enable work to get started soon. However, that shouldn’t hinder the owners from taking care of the building so that it doesn’t fall apart at the seams."
She added: "One volunteer, whose father stayed at the hospital as a patient was crying yesterday because he found it so heart-breaking to see the building in this state."
On Friday English Heritage announced it was concerned about the future of the Grade II listed, East Cowes, building.
Cllr George Brown, cabinet member for economy and regulatory services, said: "In the past the council has, at some cost, taken action to stop the building falling into further disrepair and, given the status of the building, we will continue to monitor the site to ensure it is secure and that its condition doesn’t deteriorate.
"However the building’s owners are directly responsible for its maintenance. They have the necessary planning permission and listed building consent to convert the building into residential use and we would join English Heritage in urging them to undertake the work.
"As with all sites, with valid permissions for redevelopment the council cannot force the landowners to implement that consent."