"What stupid place to build a New Hospital!"
About: Southmead Hospital Southmead Hospital Bristol BS10 5NB
This hospital should have been built on the Filton Link Road (site now earmarked for housing), it would have had excellent access from all direction (unlike Southmead - urban area with busy congested roads). You put two hospitals with all their facilities and staff onto one poorly accessed site. Twice the hospital means twice the visitors and customers, did no-one stop to think of what they were going to do with the cars that patients and visitors, let alone the staff. The hospital is grossly under supplied with parking facilities, and the charge an arm and leg for it. A hospital at the Filton link road could have had offsite park and ride, thus reducing the traffic on site( Bristol hospitals operate a free bus to their sites from around Bristol). Unless you live very locally, no-one is going to want to take public transport to this site, journey times are likely to be up to an hour and that's from only a few miles away. The planners of the hospital deserve to be sacked for incompetence !