IT seems that planning for people with disabilities at the Royal Adelaide Hospital has been slapdash at best.
There were originally no toilets with change tables and hoists for disabled patients and visitors (except in the spinal ward), and accessible car parking was actually reduced at the new site compared to the original RAH.
Little wonder then that many people with disabilities continue to feel like secondclass citizens in their own community, when even the Government fails to understand the everyday needs that they face.
Without the solid work of Kelly Vincent in the Upper House, these and other issues would not have been rectified.
Ideally, we would have a government that is more responsive and proactive about the specific needs of people with disabilities, rather than a retrofitting regime working to cover up avoidable mistakes. RICK NEAGLE President, Dignity Party Kensington Gardens to merge with the Woodville Glengarry Tennis Club which will result in the loss of one club in the competition.
The development will have new tennis courts only for the use of the high school. Living in a council with the least open space of any in SA, I’d like to thank the Member for Cheltenham, Mr Weatherill, for looking after residents. NANCY FAHEY