Newport's Royal Gwent hospital could get £16m car park

PARKING PLAN: Newport's Royal Gwent hospital could get a £16m car park

PARKING PLAN: Newport's Royal Gwent hospital could get a £16m car park

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HEALTH bosses are looking at ways of boosting car parking capacity at the Royal Gwent Hospital, in the event of an existing site being withdrawn.

And a “worst case” scenario outlined in an Aneurin Bevan Health Board report would be a multi-storey car park on the hospital site, which could cost up to £16 million.

The hospital’s longstanding parking woes are well documented and queues to get into the limited spaces at the front of the site are common.

A well-established car park off Mendalgief Road is very busy, though there is another 300-space car park further down and on the opposite side of, this road.

The latter however, on the site of the former Whiteheads steelworks, is leased from the Welsh Government and “may cease to become available” warns a section of the health board’s medium term plan. Whiteheads is a major brownfield site for which extensive redevelopment plans exist, and though nothing is in the pipeline at present, at some point in the future the hospital car park may no longer be available for use.

Though the hospital is set for a new role in several years’ time, as some of its current services are transferred to the planned Specialist and Critical Care Centre to be built near Cwmbran, it will continue to have a vital part to play as a local general hospital for Newport and other parts of south Gwent.

That will mean it is likely to remain extremely busy, and that parking constraints are unlikely to be solved without considerable investment.

Even with several hundred extra car parking spaces that could be provided due to an extension plan, future, more permanent parking solutions need to be drawn up, as this provision too could be reclaimed by the Welsh Government if the prospect of regeneration comes nearer to reality with a recovering economy.

The report states that “a number of options are under consideration” though it does not go into details, except to highlight that worst case scenario regarding a multi-storey car park.

This would be near-impossible to locate on the current site without the need to remove existing buildings, while considerable traffic management issues would result.

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10:25am Tue 28 Jan 14

keithbob says...

well we are desperate for a solution to the daily queues along cardiff road caused by the overloaded car parks in there.
if as stated they do build a car park on the old whiteheads site,they would have to get rid of the dreaded lights at the bottom of belleview lane,
the roundabout worked fine before these lights were installed and would not like to try and get out of mendalgief road if a car park is built there!
well we are desperate for a solution to the daily queues along cardiff road caused by the overloaded car parks in there. if as stated they do build a car park on the old whiteheads site,they would have to get rid of the dreaded lights at the bottom of belleview lane, the roundabout worked fine before these lights were installed and would not like to try and get out of mendalgief road if a car park is built there! keithbob
  • Score: 33

12:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

amandadavies8 says...

Bout time a car park was built...wooohooooooo
oo....y not build a multi storey on whiteheads....if they can get the land.... So not to block the hospital windows up...I no Newport is a tip, but if I was a patient I wouldn't want to be looking out at a car park...especially if was in there for a long time...And keithbob I agree with your comment...the roundabout was better....and the coldra was better without the light system....
Bout time a car park was built...wooohooooooo oo....y not build a multi storey on whiteheads....if they can get the land.... So not to block the hospital windows up...I no Newport is a tip, but if I was a patient I wouldn't want to be looking out at a car park...especially if was in there for a long time...And keithbob I agree with your comment...the roundabout was better....and the coldra was better without the light system.... amandadavies8
  • Score: 6

12:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Not sure how increasing the number of parking spaces on site is going to do anything except make Cardiff road traffic worse. I think the best way would be to try and encourage people not to use their cars. Perhaps a decent bus terminus on the hospital grounds, with direct buses from various parts of the city, as well as a regular park and ride service, to a large carpark better positioned to deal with the heavy traffic.
Not sure how increasing the number of parking spaces on site is going to do anything except make Cardiff road traffic worse. I think the best way would be to try and encourage people not to use their cars. Perhaps a decent bus terminus on the hospital grounds, with direct buses from various parts of the city, as well as a regular park and ride service, to a large carpark better positioned to deal with the heavy traffic. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: -8

2:02pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future.

The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital
Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future. The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital Bobevans
  • Score: -9

2:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

Back in the 1960's, proposals were made to move RGH to the site now occupied by ONS at Forge Rd / A48, with all the access benefits, plenty of space etc. It turns out that if the move went ahead, the hospital would lose it's " Royal " status, so everybody sat on their hands, nothing was done. But all ends well, hospital is still "Royal Gwent". Marvelous...........
..enough said.
Back in the 1960's, proposals were made to move RGH to the site now occupied by ONS at Forge Rd / A48, with all the access benefits, plenty of space etc. It turns out that if the move went ahead, the hospital would lose it's " Royal " status, so everybody sat on their hands, nothing was done. But all ends well, hospital is still "Royal Gwent". Marvelous........... ..enough said. Raymond Luxury-Yacht
  • Score: 5

2:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

Bobevans wrote:
Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future.

The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital
or they could walk............it's not difficult you just put one foot in front of the other.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future. The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital[/p][/quote]or they could walk............it's not difficult you just put one foot in front of the other. Raymond Luxury-Yacht
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Valleymonkey says...

Hurry Up
Hurry Up Valleymonkey
  • Score: 1

2:40pm Tue 28 Jan 14

sooty001 says...

If you go into the hospital car park anytime from 8am and just watch the people parking there you will notice most of them are well dressed people who leave their cars and head off in the direction of the town centre thus no parking spaces for people with hospital appointments.
If you go into the hospital car park anytime from 8am and just watch the people parking there you will notice most of them are well dressed people who leave their cars and head off in the direction of the town centre thus no parking spaces for people with hospital appointments. sooty001
  • Score: 20

3:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

daveyates3 says...

This won't solve the problem.The last hospital that I worked in had a multi~storey car park,and there were still queues of over 30mins.
What's needed is decent public transport links to the RGH and proper cycling facilities for staff to cycle to work,if they can.
This won't solve the problem.The last hospital that I worked in had a multi~storey car park,and there were still queues of over 30mins. What's needed is decent public transport links to the RGH and proper cycling facilities for staff to cycle to work,if they can. daveyates3
  • Score: 7

4:09pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

daveyates3 wrote:
This won't solve the problem.The last hospital that I worked in had a multi~storey car park,and there were still queues of over 30mins.
What's needed is decent public transport links to the RGH and proper cycling facilities for staff to cycle to work,if they can.
The RGH has first class public transport so that is hardly the problem. It also has cycle lanes to it, There are over 50 bus routes that pass it or stop close to it
[quote][p][bold]daveyates3[/bold] wrote: This won't solve the problem.The last hospital that I worked in had a multi~storey car park,and there were still queues of over 30mins. What's needed is decent public transport links to the RGH and proper cycling facilities for staff to cycle to work,if they can.[/p][/quote]The RGH has first class public transport so that is hardly the problem. It also has cycle lanes to it, There are over 50 bus routes that pass it or stop close to it Bobevans
  • Score: 7

4:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

Bobevans wrote:
daveyates3 wrote:
This won't solve the problem.The last hospital that I worked in had a multi~storey car park,and there were still queues of over 30mins.
What's needed is decent public transport links to the RGH and proper cycling facilities for staff to cycle to work,if they can.
The RGH has first class public transport so that is hardly the problem. It also has cycle lanes to it, There are over 50 bus routes that pass it or stop close to it
Yes but most will not walk and to be fair a tiny number may not be able to walk far. Those though could be given a permit to park on the main hospital site
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daveyates3[/bold] wrote: This won't solve the problem.The last hospital that I worked in had a multi~storey car park,and there were still queues of over 30mins. What's needed is decent public transport links to the RGH and proper cycling facilities for staff to cycle to work,if they can.[/p][/quote]The RGH has first class public transport so that is hardly the problem. It also has cycle lanes to it, There are over 50 bus routes that pass it or stop close to it[/p][/quote]Yes but most will not walk and to be fair a tiny number may not be able to walk far. Those though could be given a permit to park on the main hospital site Bobevans
  • Score: 4

5:22pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Magor says...

Move the whole place to a new site.
Move the whole place to a new site. Magor
  • Score: 3

6:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Practicalmickey says...

There's a multi storey car park 5 mins walk away, and the first 2 hours is free. This is fine for most leaving the spaces for those who need them.
There's a multi storey car park 5 mins walk away, and the first 2 hours is free. This is fine for most leaving the spaces for those who need them. Practicalmickey
  • Score: 8

7:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

richie55 says...

When I have an appointment at the RGH I leave my house on the outskirts of Newport up to one and a half hours before my due time just to make sure I can park.
When I have an appointment at the UHW in Cardiff I leave my house 45 mins before the appointment because they have a multi storey car park and I can always park easily on site.
Parking in and around the RGH is a joke and a solution is long overdue.
When I have an appointment at the RGH I leave my house on the outskirts of Newport up to one and a half hours before my due time just to make sure I can park. When I have an appointment at the UHW in Cardiff I leave my house 45 mins before the appointment because they have a multi storey car park and I can always park easily on site. Parking in and around the RGH is a joke and a solution is long overdue. richie55
  • Score: 5

7:55pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Floppy backed says...

I dont understand where it would go - or am I being thick? The carpark to the main entrance is small you would have to build it very tall by the time you work out the ramps up and down, entrance and exits. While in the main wards you'd have views of concrete blocks with cars. It couldnt be placed in front of the building either. I am sure park & ride would be better value - much less than £16m - somewhere in Duffryn? Surely Whiteheads could be bought for £16m? or even buy a section of that and build a high rise multi-storey.
I dont understand where it would go - or am I being thick? The carpark to the main entrance is small you would have to build it very tall by the time you work out the ramps up and down, entrance and exits. While in the main wards you'd have views of concrete blocks with cars. It couldnt be placed in front of the building either. I am sure park & ride would be better value - much less than £16m - somewhere in Duffryn? Surely Whiteheads could be bought for £16m? or even buy a section of that and build a high rise multi-storey. Floppy backed
  • Score: 1

8:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

jonesyofgwent says...

£16m on a car park for a already failing hospital. As a health professional my self i think this money would be better utilised on modifying a failing A/E Dept and opening up the wards that's been closed down and by doing this it would help alleviate the knock on problems that the Welsh Ambulance Service are experiencing at present. failing A/E Dept = Ambulance delays = the public waiting unnecessary times for Ambulances to arrive.
£16m on a car park for a already failing hospital. As a health professional my self i think this money would be better utilised on modifying a failing A/E Dept and opening up the wards that's been closed down and by doing this it would help alleviate the knock on problems that the Welsh Ambulance Service are experiencing at present. failing A/E Dept = Ambulance delays = the public waiting unnecessary times for Ambulances to arrive. jonesyofgwent
  • Score: 5

8:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

...there are council greenhouses and tennis courts in Belle View park which would be an ideal location for a car park...and as the council need money for other projects......
Belle View Lane could be straightened and widened and an over head walkway provided.

As to public transport...fine if it's one person....number of children or want to take elderly relatives to appointments etc. and you have a car why would you want to use buses?....especially with the current weather!
...there are council greenhouses and tennis courts in Belle View park which would be an ideal location for a car park...and as the council need money for other projects...... Belle View Lane could be straightened and widened and an over head walkway provided. As to public transport...fine if it's one person....number of children or want to take elderly relatives to appointments etc. and you have a car why would you want to use buses?....especially with the current weather! Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: -1

9:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J90hyd says...

Raymond Luxury-Yacht wrote:
Bobevans wrote:
Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future.

The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital
or they could walk............it's not difficult you just put one foot in front of the other.
Yeah right I wonder how many people actually know how to do that haha lazy **** mo fo's of the great busy city of "newport"
[quote][p][bold]Raymond Luxury-Yacht[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future. The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital[/p][/quote]or they could walk............it's not difficult you just put one foot in front of the other.[/p][/quote]Yeah right I wonder how many people actually know how to do that haha lazy **** mo fo's of the great busy city of "newport" J90hyd
  • Score: -3

9:26pm Tue 28 Jan 14

foxy3rd says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
wrote:
Not sure how increasing the number of parking spaces on site is going to do anything except make Cardiff road traffic worse. I think the best way would be to try and encourage people not to use their cars. Perhaps a decent bus terminus on the hospital grounds, with direct buses from various parts of the city, as well as a regular park and ride service, to a large carpark better positioned to deal with the heavy traffic.
The bulk of the traffic problem other than the lights is motorists waiting for spaces to become available in a carpark that is much too small. This should have been done many years ago.
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: Not sure how increasing the number of parking spaces on site is going to do anything except make Cardiff road traffic worse. I think the best way would be to try and encourage people not to use their cars. Perhaps a decent bus terminus on the hospital grounds, with direct buses from various parts of the city, as well as a regular park and ride service, to a large carpark better positioned to deal with the heavy traffic.[/p][/quote]The bulk of the traffic problem other than the lights is motorists waiting for spaces to become available in a carpark that is much too small. This should have been done many years ago. foxy3rd
  • Score: 5

10:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

emlynkide says...

keithbob wrote:
well we are desperate for a solution to the daily queues along cardiff road caused by the overloaded car parks in there.
if as stated they do build a car park on the old whiteheads site,they would have to get rid of the dreaded lights at the bottom of belleview lane,
the roundabout worked fine before these lights were installed and would not like to try and get out of mendalgief road if a car park is built there!
fair comment keithbob, but the lights are for people crossing the busy road as well, but i do see where you are coming from as well.
[quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: well we are desperate for a solution to the daily queues along cardiff road caused by the overloaded car parks in there. if as stated they do build a car park on the old whiteheads site,they would have to get rid of the dreaded lights at the bottom of belleview lane, the roundabout worked fine before these lights were installed and would not like to try and get out of mendalgief road if a car park is built there![/p][/quote]fair comment keithbob, but the lights are for people crossing the busy road as well, but i do see where you are coming from as well. emlynkide
  • Score: 2

8:41am Wed 29 Jan 14

bravoscar says...

Could?
I've put up with broken bones rather than trying to park at that hole.
It's the last thing you need with limbs hanging off it's pathetic
Could? I've put up with broken bones rather than trying to park at that hole. It's the last thing you need with limbs hanging off it's pathetic bravoscar
  • Score: -3

8:45am Wed 29 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

jonesyofgwent wrote:
£16m on a car park for a already failing hospital. As a health professional my self i think this money would be better utilised on modifying a failing A/E Dept and opening up the wards that's been closed down and by doing this it would help alleviate the knock on problems that the Welsh Ambulance Service are experiencing at present. failing A/E Dept = Ambulance delays = the public waiting unnecessary times for Ambulances to arrive.
The RGH is due to close in a few years so not much point in spending a lot on it
[quote][p][bold]jonesyofgwent[/bold] wrote: £16m on a car park for a already failing hospital. As a health professional my self i think this money would be better utilised on modifying a failing A/E Dept and opening up the wards that's been closed down and by doing this it would help alleviate the knock on problems that the Welsh Ambulance Service are experiencing at present. failing A/E Dept = Ambulance delays = the public waiting unnecessary times for Ambulances to arrive.[/p][/quote]The RGH is due to close in a few years so not much point in spending a lot on it Bobevans
  • Score: 1

11:53am Wed 29 Jan 14

CwmbranMark says...

Raymond Luxury-Yacht wrote:
Bobevans wrote:
Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future.

The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital
or they could walk............it's not difficult you just put one foot in front of the other.
I think you may miss the point here.
(A) Many of the people visiting the hospital are ill and may not be able to walk far.
(B) The hospital is a major A&E unit. Hardly a good solution to use public transport or walk if your relative is being rushed in with a heart attack.
(C) The hospital covers a wide catchment area, so any public transport improvements would need to extend beyond Newport. Also, they would need to extend beyond the late evening visiting hours.
(D) Being a 24 hour hospital, staff are starting and finishing work any time during the day and night, coming from a wide area. Public transport does not efficiently cover this.
We have to be realistic. The most likely form of transport WILL be by car and any solution that doesn't resolve this is simply burying heads in the sand.
[quote][p][bold]Raymond Luxury-Yacht[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future. The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital[/p][/quote]or they could walk............it's not difficult you just put one foot in front of the other.[/p][/quote]I think you may miss the point here. (A) Many of the people visiting the hospital are ill and may not be able to walk far. (B) The hospital is a major A&E unit. Hardly a good solution to use public transport or walk if your relative is being rushed in with a heart attack. (C) The hospital covers a wide catchment area, so any public transport improvements would need to extend beyond Newport. Also, they would need to extend beyond the late evening visiting hours. (D) Being a 24 hour hospital, staff are starting and finishing work any time during the day and night, coming from a wide area. Public transport does not efficiently cover this. We have to be realistic. The most likely form of transport WILL be by car and any solution that doesn't resolve this is simply burying heads in the sand. CwmbranMark
  • Score: 7

1:49pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

CwmbranMark wrote:
Raymond Luxury-Yacht wrote:
Bobevans wrote:
Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future.

The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital
or they could walk............it's not difficult you just put one foot in front of the other.
I think you may miss the point here.
(A) Many of the people visiting the hospital are ill and may not be able to walk far.
(B) The hospital is a major A&E unit. Hardly a good solution to use public transport or walk if your relative is being rushed in with a heart attack.
(C) The hospital covers a wide catchment area, so any public transport improvements would need to extend beyond Newport. Also, they would need to extend beyond the late evening visiting hours.
(D) Being a 24 hour hospital, staff are starting and finishing work any time during the day and night, coming from a wide area. Public transport does not efficiently cover this.
We have to be realistic. The most likely form of transport WILL be by car and any solution that doesn't resolve this is simply burying heads in the sand.
Over 70% of RGH users could travel by public transport.

You would not be going by car if you had a heart attack

A shuttle bus could connect the two car parks with the hospital cost of that about £30,000 a year much of which could be recovered by charging a small fare


What ward or facilities do you suggest is closed to pay for another car park?
[quote][p][bold]CwmbranMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Raymond Luxury-Yacht[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: Building a new car park is not a viable option nor does it make economic sense with the hospital due to move in the future. The simple solution may be to close the car park on the main hospital site to the public and force them to use the two offsite car parks. A shuttle bus could be provided to take people to and from the two car parks to the Hospital[/p][/quote]or they could walk............it's not difficult you just put one foot in front of the other.[/p][/quote]I think you may miss the point here. (A) Many of the people visiting the hospital are ill and may not be able to walk far. (B) The hospital is a major A&E unit. Hardly a good solution to use public transport or walk if your relative is being rushed in with a heart attack. (C) The hospital covers a wide catchment area, so any public transport improvements would need to extend beyond Newport. Also, they would need to extend beyond the late evening visiting hours. (D) Being a 24 hour hospital, staff are starting and finishing work any time during the day and night, coming from a wide area. Public transport does not efficiently cover this. We have to be realistic. The most likely form of transport WILL be by car and any solution that doesn't resolve this is simply burying heads in the sand.[/p][/quote]Over 70% of RGH users could travel by public transport. You would not be going by car if you had a heart attack A shuttle bus could connect the two car parks with the hospital cost of that about £30,000 a year much of which could be recovered by charging a small fare What ward or facilities do you suggest is closed to pay for another car park? Bobevans
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Wed 29 Jan 14

gabriel williams says...

a carr park , you would spend £16m on a car park when the a&e block and the rest of the hospital is a shambles . i had an extreme emergency in there the other day to find that i was sat on uncomfortable plastic chairs that looked like they have never been cleaned and freezing my *** off as there was no heating . sort the hospital out first , pointless building the car park as i suspect it will never be cleaned just like the a&e department at the royal gwent . it makes me laugh how there are 2 tv's in the a&e waiting area and both dont work. the chairs are worse than having ice glued to your bottom . and theres signs everywhere in there saying have you got an unexpected rash . you moan about not having enough beds , the clenliness is awful and then you want to build a car park . for gods sake you just took one down in newport because it was an eyesore now youre moving it to a place of unwell people etc breathing in car fumes and so on did you take any of this into consideration NO
a carr park , you would spend £16m on a car park when the a&e block and the rest of the hospital is a shambles . i had an extreme emergency in there the other day to find that i was sat on uncomfortable plastic chairs that looked like they have never been cleaned and freezing my *** off as there was no heating . sort the hospital out first , pointless building the car park as i suspect it will never be cleaned just like the a&e department at the royal gwent . it makes me laugh how there are 2 tv's in the a&e waiting area and both dont work. the chairs are worse than having ice glued to your bottom . and theres signs everywhere in there saying have you got an unexpected rash . you moan about not having enough beds , the clenliness is awful and then you want to build a car park . for gods sake you just took one down in newport because it was an eyesore now youre moving it to a place of unwell people etc breathing in car fumes and so on did you take any of this into consideration NO gabriel williams
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Wed 29 Jan 14

jonesyofgwent says...

Bobevans wrote:
jonesyofgwent wrote:
£16m on a car park for a already failing hospital. As a health professional my self i think this money would be better utilised on modifying a failing A/E Dept and opening up the wards that's been closed down and by doing this it would help alleviate the knock on problems that the Welsh Ambulance Service are experiencing at present. failing A/E Dept = Ambulance delays = the public waiting unnecessary times for Ambulances to arrive.
The RGH is due to close in a few years so not much point in spending a lot on it
Bobevans
The funding for the new Critical Care Center at Llanfrechfa has again been put on hold. They have been on about for years and years and we are no further too it being started. RGH has out grown it's catchment area, more people living in the catchment area and less beds to treat people. haven't got to be Einstein too see the maths don't add up.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonesyofgwent[/bold] wrote: £16m on a car park for a already failing hospital. As a health professional my self i think this money would be better utilised on modifying a failing A/E Dept and opening up the wards that's been closed down and by doing this it would help alleviate the knock on problems that the Welsh Ambulance Service are experiencing at present. failing A/E Dept = Ambulance delays = the public waiting unnecessary times for Ambulances to arrive.[/p][/quote]The RGH is due to close in a few years so not much point in spending a lot on it[/p][/quote]Bobevans The funding for the new Critical Care Center at Llanfrechfa has again been put on hold. They have been on about for years and years and we are no further too it being started. RGH has out grown it's catchment area, more people living in the catchment area and less beds to treat people. haven't got to be Einstein too see the maths don't add up. jonesyofgwent
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8:59am Sat 1 Feb 14

scraptheWAG says...

can we build it out of cheap corrugated tin like our lovely train station
can we build it out of cheap corrugated tin like our lovely train station scraptheWAG
  • Score: -1

2:24pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Thinking heads says...

car pack yes coutabella works yes metro yes is there track bed yes can it connet to city center yes can it connect to newport vales and marches yes
can it connect to new developments on town dock and river front yes.
car pack yes coutabella works yes metro yes is there track bed yes can it connet to city center yes can it connect to newport vales and marches yes can it connect to new developments on town dock and river front yes. Thinking heads
  • Score: 0

10:28am Sun 2 Feb 14

IheartGeneHunt says...

gabriel williams wrote:
a carr park , you would spend £16m on a car park when the a&e block and the rest of the hospital is a shambles . i had an extreme emergency in there the other day to find that i was sat on uncomfortable plastic chairs that looked like they have never been cleaned and freezing my *** off as there was no heating . sort the hospital out first , pointless building the car park as i suspect it will never be cleaned just like the a&e department at the royal gwent . it makes me laugh how there are 2 tv's in the a&e waiting area and both dont work. the chairs are worse than having ice glued to your bottom . and theres signs everywhere in there saying have you got an unexpected rash . you moan about not having enough beds , the clenliness is awful and then you want to build a car park . for gods sake you just took one down in newport because it was an eyesore now youre moving it to a place of unwell people etc breathing in car fumes and so on did you take any of this into consideration NO
Your comment made me laugh but yuor speling is apaling
[quote][p][bold]gabriel williams[/bold] wrote: a carr park , you would spend £16m on a car park when the a&e block and the rest of the hospital is a shambles . i had an extreme emergency in there the other day to find that i was sat on uncomfortable plastic chairs that looked like they have never been cleaned and freezing my *** off as there was no heating . sort the hospital out first , pointless building the car park as i suspect it will never be cleaned just like the a&e department at the royal gwent . it makes me laugh how there are 2 tv's in the a&e waiting area and both dont work. the chairs are worse than having ice glued to your bottom . and theres signs everywhere in there saying have you got an unexpected rash . you moan about not having enough beds , the clenliness is awful and then you want to build a car park . for gods sake you just took one down in newport because it was an eyesore now youre moving it to a place of unwell people etc breathing in car fumes and so on did you take any of this into consideration NO[/p][/quote]Your comment made me laugh but yuor speling is apaling IheartGeneHunt
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5:11pm Sun 2 Feb 14

coidmellyn says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
can we build it out of cheap corrugated tin like our lovely train station
Rail track built it not the wag not even N.C.C they didn't turn up at consultation.
PUT YOUR HEAD IN A BUCKET.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: can we build it out of cheap corrugated tin like our lovely train station[/p][/quote]Rail track built it not the wag not even N.C.C they didn't turn up at consultation. PUT YOUR HEAD IN A BUCKET. coidmellyn
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8:51am Tue 4 Feb 14

Mervyn James says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
wrote:
Not sure how increasing the number of parking spaces on site is going to do anything except make Cardiff road traffic worse. I think the best way would be to try and encourage people not to use their cars. Perhaps a decent bus terminus on the hospital grounds, with direct buses from various parts of the city, as well as a regular park and ride service, to a large carpark better positioned to deal with the heavy traffic.
I assumed there are more cars at the RGH because the parking became free ? surely building another car park is just going to be a freebie for drivers who don't use the RGH. Unless they find a way to prevent non visitors using the car park, it may just be another ploy to raise funds again for the NHS. Car parking at the RGH should ONLY be for those unable to walk.... and those displaying the appropriate permissions to park. Shortly after there was a demand to make parking free for patients, builders cans started parking there !
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: Not sure how increasing the number of parking spaces on site is going to do anything except make Cardiff road traffic worse. I think the best way would be to try and encourage people not to use their cars. Perhaps a decent bus terminus on the hospital grounds, with direct buses from various parts of the city, as well as a regular park and ride service, to a large carpark better positioned to deal with the heavy traffic.[/p][/quote]I assumed there are more cars at the RGH because the parking became free ? surely building another car park is just going to be a freebie for drivers who don't use the RGH. Unless they find a way to prevent non visitors using the car park, it may just be another ploy to raise funds again for the NHS. Car parking at the RGH should ONLY be for those unable to walk.... and those displaying the appropriate permissions to park. Shortly after there was a demand to make parking free for patients, builders cans started parking there ! Mervyn James
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