"This hospital has had it's ..."
About: Morpeth Cottage Hospital Morpeth Cottage Hospital Morpeth NE61 2BT
Posted by Concerned (as ),
What I liked
This hospital has had it's day. The only step left is demolition and redevelopment. Start in the car park - if you can. When we went they were all full, one of us had to illegally park while the other was treated. It transpired that there were only three other pataients there at the time, so the car parks must have been full of staff cars. There is no public transport in Morpeth so a car is essential.
When you get into the hospital it is a maze of corridors that go on forever, up and down ramps, through heavy swing doors that haven't closed properly. The signs are awful and it is only by good luck that a member of staff came around the corner for directions.
Everywhere is old and scruffy. No doubt the poor cleaners try their best but it is a battle they cannot win. The place is worn out.
What could be improved
Demolish it quickly
Build a brand new cottage hospital for our County Town with at least double the existing parking, with minimal corridors (on the level) and easy access to all departments, and some basic signing