99] A NEW HOSPITAL FOR A NEW MILLENIUM
Coventry City Council's ViewpointIF
YOU SUPPORT THE CITY CENTRE SITE
PLEASE SEND YOUR SUPPORT
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."
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
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."
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
IF YOU SUPPORT THE CITY CENTRE SITE
PLEASE SEND YOUR SUPPORT