Patients and staff "not safe after switch-off"

Gazette: Patients and staff "not safe after switch-off" Patients and staff "not safe after switch-off"

BOSSES at Colchester General Hospital have called for street lights to be switched on amid fears over staff safety.

The trust in charge of the hospital has backed a campaign to turn on the lights in Turner Road, Mill Road and Northern Approach Road.

Since November last year, 70 per cent of street lights in Colchester have been turned off by Essex County Council between midnight and 5am.

A handful in Turner Road are now on in the early hours.

Mill Road or Northern Approach Road are left in complete darkness for five hours.

Staff, patients and their relatives have expressed concerns about walking to and from the hospital in darkness.

See Tuesday's Gazette for the full story

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9:31am Tue 18 Feb 14

Mrs-Moan-alot says...

I would have thought it would be common sense to leave the lights on along Turner rd, if you are ill or injured or have a child who is burning up the last thing you will think to take with you is a torch so you can find the hospital!
I would have thought it would be common sense to leave the lights on along Turner rd, if you are ill or injured or have a child who is burning up the last thing you will think to take with you is a torch so you can find the hospital! Mrs-Moan-alot
  • Score: 20

11:24am Tue 18 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

Leave them all on.
Leave them all on. All_talk_no_action
  • Score: 6

12:00pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

Normally I think lights should be switched off as I do not agree with the paranoid 'it will increase crime' lot but in cases when there is major shift work I am inclined to agree that in these rare cases it should be left on.
Normally I think lights should be switched off as I do not agree with the paranoid 'it will increase crime' lot but in cases when there is major shift work I am inclined to agree that in these rare cases it should be left on. Jack222
  • Score: 5

12:01pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

The 'leave them all on' lot obviously delight in paying high council tax?
The 'leave them all on' lot obviously delight in paying high council tax? Jack222
  • Score: -5

12:27pm Tue 18 Feb 14

gizabreak says...

Council tax will not be cheaper with the savings from lights out....have asked ECC who state money saved will be spent elsewhere. Not a case of "leave them all on LOT". It's a case of common sense ...ambulance route...should be made as safe as possible for staff and patients.
Council tax will not be cheaper with the savings from lights out....have asked ECC who state money saved will be spent elsewhere. Not a case of "leave them all on LOT". It's a case of common sense ...ambulance route...should be made as safe as possible for staff and patients. gizabreak
  • Score: 12

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