30/03/2009

New Consultation on Hospital Plans


Bronglais Hospital will be holding a public exhibition and consultation into their latest plans for extending the hospital. The exhibition will include details of the proposed new Park & Ride at Penglais Farm, along Clarach Road.

The exhibition will be held at the Belle Vue Hotel, Marine Terrace on Tuesday 7th April between 2pm and 8pm. Members of the development team will be on hand to discuss the plans.

The main hospital scheme - for a £33 million five-storey extension to the current A & E department coupled with an extra layer on the lower car park - has been in the planning system for many months and has been held up over difficulties in negotiating access from Penglais Hill with the Trunk Road Agency. What is new is the Park & Ride element, designed to reduce pressure on Penglais and ease the parking situation around the hospital. This would involve 200 parking places on the current farmland - 100 spaces for hospital staff and 100 for the University. The scheme is a joint collaboration between the hospital, the University and the County Council. A planning application is likely to be submitted for this following the public consultation.

1 comment:

  1. Why are we spending £33 million on an extension to a building that is totally unfit for purpose? Why do the people of Ceredigion always have to put up with such poor facilities?

    I've worked at Bronglais and had two children there and the place is disgusting. It's dirty and poorly maintained. Patients and equipment are crammed into too small wards which increases infection risk and compromises patient dignity.

    Lets invest the money in a new hospital built for 21st century care in a more sensible place than on one of Aberystwyth's steepest hills!

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