Friday, 27 July 2012

Heathcock Reassured Over Transport For Hospital Move


Cllr Geoff Heathcock
(LD, Queen Edith's)

Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Geoff Heathcock has received reassurance that transport provision will be reviewed when Papworth Hospital moves into Cambridge.

Cllr Heathcock, who represents Queen Ediths, was concerned that the move onto the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site would make bring transport problems for patients and visitors.

He called for a meeting with the Director of Estates and Facilities Management at Addenbrooke’s Hospital to discuss his concerns.

“I was very encouraged to hear that future transport requirements are being actively reviewed,” he said. “This is a major move which will bring extra traffic and more patients and visitors to this site. We have to be sure that the transport system can cope before the move takes place.

“I am more confident now that plans are being reviewed. I have pressed the need for more transport provision and for the enhancement of the present facilities at the Bus Terminal.”

The long expected move by Papworth Hospital is awaiting Treasury approval and Cllr Heathcock has another meeting with the Addenbrooke’s Hospital management in the autumn.