BIMHN’s response to the West of England joint transport study survey

February 9, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Callington Road Hospital transport ForumAs part of our role to ensure that there is parity of esteem for mental across the city, BIMHN submitted a response to the West of England joint transport study survey, highlighting Callington Road Hospital’s insufficient transport provision.

We believe that there is a significant contrast between transport to and from Callington Road Hospital, which provides care for people with mental illness, and Southmead Hospital, which treats physical health. There are at least 11 buses serving Southmead Hospital, however, there is not one serving Callington Road.

Our response to the West of England joint transport study survey:

“There are significant differences between the transport links to hospitals which treat physical illness and those which treat mental illnesses. Callington Road hospital in South Bristol currently has no direct transport access and the alternative requires vulnerable individuals to walk through a dark and un-kept pathway leaving them feeling unsafe. This is a total contrast to the transport links to Southmead and BRI which have multiple services from all over Bristol travelling to the sites.”

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