Julian welcomes planning permission decision for new vascular unit at York Hospital
May 25, 2020
Julian is very pleased at City of York Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a new vascular imaging unit at York Hospital, a building extension that represents a £10 million investment in the city’s health service.
When completed, this will allow for enhanced care for patients with heart and blood conditions, including the insertion of stents and pacemakers, and the diagnosis of problems with blood flow.
Julian said: “This new investment is most welcome, and I am sure the news that our local health service is pressing on with improvements to its capacity will be reassuring to many residents in these uncertain times.
I expect City of York Council to do all it can to facilitate this service enhancement in good time, and will watch to ensure the Hospital Trust gets the support they deserve.
However, I share the concerns that have been expressed about the loss of 100 car parking spaces for hospital staff that the plan in its current form requires, and issues with more parking on residential streets and local congestion that could result.
The ongoing incredible efforts of NHS staff are an important reminder that it is simply unfair for them to face difficult transport choices before and after shifts. The Council and York Hospital Trust must work together to create a new transport plan that prevents these problems arising, while ensuring this important NHS investment goes ahead.”