Hospi­tal N-332 ac­cess de­mand

Near­est junc­tion is 2km away de­spite be­ing 50m from the road

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By Shel­ley Lid­dell slid­dell@cbnews.es

Ma­rina Baixa hospi­tal, lo­cated be­tween Villajoyosa and Benidorm, is be­tween a by­pass and a mo­tor­way but has ac­cess to nei­ther, which means that am­bu­lances have to do an ex­tra six kilo­me­tres to get to the ER.

Hospi­tal staff are push­ing strongly for a di­rect ac­cess to the cen­tre, they have been con­tact­ing all the pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion de­part­ments that have a say in the mat­ter in­clud­ing pub­lic works, as well as con­tact­ing Va­len­cian pres­i­dent Ximo Puig and the new health re­gional coun­cil­lor, Ana Barceló.

In 2005, a by-pass for the N332 main road was built by the min­istry of pub­lic works, it passes less than 50 me­tres from the hospi­tal doors, and staff think it's ab­surd that no one thought to in­clude a di­rect con­nec­tion to the hospi­tal in the project.

They think the time is ripe now, to in­clude the ac­cesses as the hospi­tal now has ex­tra land next to the by­pass, part of which will house the new hospi­tal ex­ten­sion.

Staff will also try and ob­tain sup­port from the may­ors of the 18 Ma­rina Baixa towns that use the hospi­tal.

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