Trust Launches Consultation On Traffic Management Proposals

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has issued a reminder on the launch of the consultation on the proposals to extend traffic management and car parking charges to Lagan Valley, Ards Hospital and Downe/Downshire Hospitals.

A spokesperson indicated “the Trust aims to provide long-term, safe, secure, and affordable car parking across all Trust sites. The Trust has conducted an option appraisal to consider a range of options. The preferred option is to extend car parking charges for staff and service users to Ards Hospital, Lagan Valley Hospital and the Downe/Downshire Hospital sites in order to provide traffic management services to all of these locations. The Trust would intend to the use the rates at the Ulster as a starting point, but would also consider local variation. Any surplus would be used for patient care.

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“The Trust has embarked on a process of formal consultation with service users, interested parties and the general public to ensure that this document is consulted upon as widely and openly as possible. The consultation process commenced on 26 November 2014 and will run until 18 February 2015

“Comments made during the consultation process will be considered carefully and feedback will be provided.

“The Trust will also be hosting public meetings in Lisburn, Newtownards and Downpatrick as follows:

Venue Date/Time
Great Hall, Downshire Hospital, Downpatrick 12 January 2015 at 3.00pm
Recreation Hall, Lagan Valley Hospital 15 January 2015 at 7.00pm
McWhinney Hall, Ards Hospital, Newtownards 21 January 2015 at 7.00pm

“A copy of the proposal and information on the consultation process is available on the Trust website:

“For further information, or to register your attendance at a public meeting, please contact Tania Gibson Kelly House at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald . BT16 1RH, on telephone 028 9055 0434,textphone 028 9151 0137 or email: