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NHS: Quicker appointments – but can you get there?

by Alex Brims on 27 January, 2018

Fareham Community Hospital

Lib Dems are pressing Fareham Council to look at options to restore a bus service to the Community Hospital at Locks Heath.
A new system to assess the urgency of consultations means some patients may be able to have same-day appointments at the hospital if their local surgery cannot offer them.
But Lib Dem councillor Maryam Brady pointed out that people with mobility problems have difficulty getting there.
The hospital had a bus service when it opened, and Lib Dems have always
argued that it was withdrawn too soon and patient numbers are now growing.
The new housing for elderly people being built alongside the Community Hospital should also provide new potential passengers.
Surely one of the X4/X5 Southampton routes could be tweaked to include a loop to the hospital for some journeys.

Fareham Community Hospital

Fareham Community Hospital