FOLLOWING the recent public exhibition on the future of RAF Uxbridge, the Uxbridge Gazette has received numerous e-mails supporting the idea of moving Hillingdon Hospital to the site.
Here is a selection.
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IT MAKES absolute sense that the hospital relocates to the RAF site. 1. There is not enough parking in the hospital, the RAF site is large enough to plan for this. 2. The hospital is an awkward place nearly everyone has to get the bus to Uxbridge to go to the hospital. 3. Everyone who lives around the hospital is fed up with the parking situation. 4. The hospital is in a terrible state beyond repair and spread unplanned and unevenly across the existing site. 5. Visitors to the hospital would be able to use the Uxbridge shops and transport more effectively. 6. A new purpose-built bus station would have room to manoeuvre/park safely. (Look at the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush - our buses 607 & 427 from Uxbridge go straight into it with no problems.)
I CANNOTbelieve that the opportunity to build a new hospital on the RAF Uxbridge site is going to be wasted. It will enable the hospital to be built without disrupting the workings of the hospital, and it will go a long way to solving the car parking problems currently being experienced, as it will be within walking distance for a lot of patients as well as staff from the underground station and bus garage.
David Seaman, Royal Crescent, South Ruislip
THERE are many reasons why a new hospital should be built on the RAF site, not least because a comparison report by the NHS London Capital Investment Unit stated that 'we would get better clinical services, better patient access, and better value for money if a new hospital was built on the RAF site, but it would be more expensive'.
'It should always be remembered that the quality remains long after the price has been forgotten' - a good example being the Civic Centre.
I THINK rebuilding Hillingdon Hospital on the old RAF site would be a excellent idea. This would enable more parking and easy access for patients and visitors and then build new houses and flats on the hospital site.
MY HUSBAND and I would like the site of RAF Uxbridge to be used for a new hospital to replace Hillingdon Hospital and a park.
There are enough shops already in Uxbridge and there are houses on the site now which can be used.