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Callington Road Hospital Bus Service

Transport reflects need for parity of esteemBIMHN has launched a campaign to reinstate a regular bus service for Callington Road Hospital in South Bristol, which serves people with mental health problems.

Since First bus terminated the number 36 in March 2015, and Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust withdrew its free bus shortly after, there has been no regular service stopping directly outside the hospital.

A number of buses stop near the site, but require users to walk along a main road and through a poorly lit wooded area, which Avon and Somerset Police has actively discouraged people to walk though in low light.

The lack of suitable transport to the site, which is a base for inpatient services, as well as the Crisis Service, Assessment and Recovery, and Complex Psychological Intervention, has affected many users, including patients, visitors and staff.

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