Llandough free bus rolls into hospital
9:30am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A FREE shuttle bus service is being rolled out at the University Hospital of Llandough.
Patients, visitors and staff are being encouraged to make use of the new service when it launches on Monday, March 4.
The project has been set up in response to feedback from patients.
Peter Welsh, general manager at the hospital, said they were looking at ways to improve the parking problem for all site visitors.
He said: “Most people understandably want to park as close to the hospital as possible but especially as most of our parking is located on a very steep hill.
“Patients have been telling us that when they have to park at the bottom of the hill, getting up it can be a real problem, especially for those older or less able.
“So we have worked with our colleagues at the Welsh Ambulance Service and will now be providing a shuttle bus service for the next six months.”
The new service will run from 8am until 10.30am, and 3pm until 5pm, ferrying passengers from the car park at the bottom of the hospital site up to the main entrance and around the main hospital building, dropping off and picking up at designated stops.
It is expected to run for around six months when work on the new multi-storey car park at the hospital is planned to finish.
The service has been made possible thanks to funding from the health board’s staff lottery and a vehicle provided by the Welsh Ambulance Service.
Mr Welsh added: “We would like to thank our ambulance colleagues for their support in making this service available.
“We would like to ask anyone coming to the hospital by car to park with consideration and make use of this service.”