Part of Warrington Hospital to be demolished under new plans

Part of Warrington Hospital to be demolished under new plans

Part of Warrington Hospital to be demolished under new plans

First published in News

SOME of the oldest buildings at Warrington Hospital could soon be knocked down under new plans to ‘modernise’ the site.

Health chiefs have been in talks with Kier Construction to develop ideas including the possibility of the old Kendrick Wing building being demolished.

Dating from the late 1800s, the wing is largely used for administration staff, breast screening and ophthalmology clinical areas.

Bosses hope to relocate the services into ‘more appropriate environments’ with the old Kendrick site being used as additional car parking.

Mel Pickup, chief executive, said: “We’re looking closely at the options we have to move out of the Kendrick Wing.

“It’s the oldest building on the site, it isn’t economical to run for administrative use and it doesn’t offer the patients who use the clinical services based in it the kind of experiences we would want to have as a provider of modern healthcare services.

“The cost savings from using more energy efficient buildings that require far less maintenance will help pay for investment in new developments to ensure that we can provide even better facilities at the hospital for the long term.”

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2:21pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Lakeland says...

If the site is used for additional car parking, let's hope it's for patients and visitors. Way too much parking for staff already.
If the site is used for additional car parking, let's hope it's for patients and visitors. Way too much parking for staff already. Lakeland
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8:32pm Mon 10 Mar 14

grey-area says...

Let's hope they do a proper assessment of parking requirements, and maybe get a multi-storey version that doesn't cost an absolute fortune to build - and park on.

Don't understand the comment why there is too much parking for staff. If the staff are needed, so is adequate parking, surely?
Let's hope they do a proper assessment of parking requirements, and maybe get a multi-storey version that doesn't cost an absolute fortune to build - and park on. Don't understand the comment why there is too much parking for staff. If the staff are needed, so is adequate parking, surely? grey-area
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8:54am Tue 11 Mar 14

dannyb210 says...

im off to the hospital later and pretty much all parking on site is for staff, its ridiculous, and when you finally get to patient parking, its full of staff cars!!
im off to the hospital later and pretty much all parking on site is for staff, its ridiculous, and when you finally get to patient parking, its full of staff cars!! dannyb210
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10:34am Tue 11 Mar 14

nextdoor says...

Yet the staff still struggle to park!
Yet the staff still struggle to park! nextdoor
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11:44pm Tue 11 Mar 14

grey-area says...

dannyb210 wrote:
im off to the hospital later and pretty much all parking on site is for staff, its ridiculous, and when you finally get to patient parking, its full of staff cars!!
Would be stupid to visit if there weren't any staff parked wouldn't it?

As I said, it needs assessing properly and implementing.
[quote][p][bold]dannyb210[/bold] wrote: im off to the hospital later and pretty much all parking on site is for staff, its ridiculous, and when you finally get to patient parking, its full of staff cars!![/p][/quote]Would be stupid to visit if there weren't any staff parked wouldn't it? As I said, it needs assessing properly and implementing. grey-area
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7:35am Wed 12 Mar 14

dannyb210 says...

grey-area wrote:
dannyb210 wrote:
im off to the hospital later and pretty much all parking on site is for staff, its ridiculous, and when you finally get to patient parking, its full of staff cars!!
Would be stupid to visit if there weren't any staff parked wouldn't it?

As I said, it needs assessing properly and implementing.
The main carpark at the front of the hospital which is for patients and visitors only is full of staff cars..... not to mention not one of them pay and displays, try getting away with that one yourself....

If you park in an allocated staff only parking area your fined, so surely it makes sense to fine the staff for parking in patient and visitor only parking areas.

Im not moaning that the staff need to park their cars, im annoyed because the patients cant park their cars!

What use is a hospital full of staff without any patients

My partner is 8 months pregnant and has to use crutches for PGP, we couldnt park in the patient parking around croft wing because it was full of staff cars, get to the main parking and end up having to park right next to the railway bridge, pretty much the furthest possible point from the hospital, and when we were walking to the hospital we noticed pretty much the bulk of vehicles parked there were all staff vehicles.

We were 25mins late for an appointment because it took nearly 40 mins to get a space, when we finally got there we were told not to worry because they allow 30 mins because of parking.

I just hope it doesnt take 40 mins to get a space when she goes into labour! Thank god Warrington hospital isnt on one bornevery minute!!
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannyb210[/bold] wrote: im off to the hospital later and pretty much all parking on site is for staff, its ridiculous, and when you finally get to patient parking, its full of staff cars!![/p][/quote]Would be stupid to visit if there weren't any staff parked wouldn't it? As I said, it needs assessing properly and implementing.[/p][/quote]The main carpark at the front of the hospital which is for patients and visitors only is full of staff cars..... not to mention not one of them pay and displays, try getting away with that one yourself.... If you park in an allocated staff only parking area your fined, so surely it makes sense to fine the staff for parking in patient and visitor only parking areas. Im not moaning that the staff need to park their cars, im annoyed because the patients cant park their cars! What use is a hospital full of staff without any patients My partner is 8 months pregnant and has to use crutches for PGP, we couldnt park in the patient parking around croft wing because it was full of staff cars, get to the main parking and end up having to park right next to the railway bridge, pretty much the furthest possible point from the hospital, and when we were walking to the hospital we noticed pretty much the bulk of vehicles parked there were all staff vehicles. We were 25mins late for an appointment because it took nearly 40 mins to get a space, when we finally got there we were told not to worry because they allow 30 mins because of parking. I just hope it doesnt take 40 mins to get a space when she goes into labour! Thank god Warrington hospital isnt on one bornevery minute!! dannyb210
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