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[FEB 99] A NEW HOSPITAL FOR A NEW MILLENIUM
Coventry City Council's Viewpoint

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The Coventry Health Authority, Walsgrave Hospital NHS Trust and Coventry City Council are united in the view that Coventry should have a new hospital and all acknowledge that the only way a new hospital can be achieved is through a Private Finance Initiative (PFI). PFI does not mean a Private Hospital, it is a way of getting private sector money into the provision of public service buildings.


"A City Centre hospital will best meet the health needs and preferences of the people of Coventry and will be a real 'shot in the arm’ for City Centre regeneration."

GEOFFREY ROBINSON, MP COVENTRY NORTH WEST

Coventry needs the best hospital provision it can get. This is a major opportunity that will have importance for at least 50 years ahead. But the decision on where the hospital should be built, on the existing Walsgrave Hospital site or on an expanded Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, has yet to be made.


"I favour a City Centre location for the new hospital and believe it is the option that the people of Coventry will give wholehearted support for."

JIM CUNNINGHAM, MP COVENTRY SOUTH

The first priority for the City Council is to get a hospital that the people of Coventry and the surrounding areas need and deserve, wherever it is built.


"I am delighted to support a City Centre location for the new hospital and am very pleased that Coventry City Council are doing all they can to make this happen. A City Centre site is ideally placed for all. The infrastructure is already there including good access by road and rail which particularly suits people living in the rural areas of Rugby."

ANDY KING, MP RUGBY AND KENILWORTH

However, the City Council has a dear preference to locate the new hospital as close as possible to the City Centre, on an extended Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital site.


"I am happy to endorse the City Centre site for the new hospital primarily because of the public transport access that will be required for the people I represent in Nuneaton and the surrounding area, including Binley Woods and many villages.

"There are well established public transport corridors to and from the City Centre currently providing excellent access to the City Centre site, and this fits in well with the Government's Integrated Transport Policy and the regeneration of brownfield sites."

BILL OLNER, MP NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH

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