What are the bus times for the new hospital from Aberdare ?
and which bus company stops at the site ?
speak to cocoman he is the all knowing oracle
Someone told me you have to have a bus to Mount and then the Hospital bus up, that sounds a bit t**s up to me !!!
The train stops at Fernhill, for those who can manage it, a nice stroll through the park to the new hospital ... as long as its not teeming with rain.
Nice stroll through park being mugged by drug fiends
The Health Board later said: “We are working closely with staff involved in delivering this service.
“We have commissioned a shuttle bus service for patients and staff to ensure that travel does not become an issue for them.”
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I don’t think there is a direct link from Aberdare to Ysbyty Cwm Cynon (Mountain Ash Hospital)
Don’t know how frequent the shuttle bus service runs on my visit there I didn’t see any bus but you can bet it won’t be practical for the people of Cynon Valley you only have to look who is paid £13,344 from Cwm Taf Health Board 5 jobs but he is looking after your welfare
I don’t think.
or cocomans response, get them to walk
At the moment the disabled use their cars payed for by tax payers. Soon they will have to find another way, the bus service is second to none in Aberdare.
Yeah as you dont mind sitting next to a piss stained drug addict or someone with tourettes, ADHD or cocaine addiction.Plus all the pensioners on their free bee day out
Ride with the plebeians? No chance.
driven by nutter eastern european banger racers
Where on this site is the comment about the building itself? The entrance area alone is huge! Obviously designed by an architect with an eye on some prize or other....wonderful what you can do with other people's money. I thought we were supposed to be skint!
Ita supposed to be environmentally friendly,low roof so heat is kept to minimum and high termal insulation.Its got to be better then the dilapidatd heaps we have had for years in aberdare and the care home on the hill in mountain ash.
Through the jungle drums I've heard that the canteen closes at 2pm, or it may have moved now to 4pm. What good is that if your a nurse on shifts.... DOH
Also on the architectural side of it, why did the planners omit rooms for the nurses to have their break in. When the canteen closes where are they to go?
Oh, and it is true people from Aberdare do have to go down to Mountain Ash and then back up to the hospital, I read the details in Mount train station last week. Why can't there be a bus direct from Aberdare to the hospital.... it doesn't make sense. But there we are it is RCT, need I say more?
Planning meeting at RCT council is like a mad hatters tea party
Below is a passage from the Cynon Area Development Control Committee meeting - 10th August 2006
That the applicant enters into a Section 106 Agreement that secures:-
• The provision of a shuttle bus service between mountain Ash Railway Station and the hospital for, at least, a 20 year period, at a frequency of two return trips per hour during the following periods:
Mondays to Fridays 06;30 to 21:30 hours
Saturdays and Sundays 06:30 to 08:30 hours and 13:00 to 21:30 hours
Improved Access to New Cynon Valley Hospital
Travelling made easier to Ysbyty Cwm Cynon
A shuttle bus is improving links for patients and visitors to the new Cynon Valley hospital.
In a bid to improve links for patients and visitors of the newly-opened Ysbyty Cwm Cynon in Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has been working with Cwm Taf Health Board to provide a dedicated shuttle bus to and from the hospital. This ensures patients and visitors are able to access the new hospital more easily.
The shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes to and from Mountain Ash train station and the Working Men’s Club bus stop in Oxford Street to the hospital entrance. Operated by Globe Coaches, it runs seven-days per week from 6am-9pm, though services are slightly reduced on weekends. Full details of this service are available on the Travelline Cymru enquiry service 0871 200 22 33 or www.traveline-cymru.info
This service is in addition to the popular Cefn Pennar to Penrhiwceiber bus route (no. 3), which has also been changed to incorporate stops at the new hospital.
Community Transport Operator, Accessible Caring Transport, which can be contacted on 01443 478013 also operates a community door-to-door service called ‘Range Rider’, specifically designed for those who find it difficult or impossible to get on or off buses. This includes people with mobility difficulties who may have trouble getting about or those who live miles from the nearest bus stop.
In addition to this service, Hafal also provides a transport service which runs past the new hospital and can be contacted on 01685 373322.
Wayne Lewis, Head of Transport at Cwm Taf Health Board, said: “After listening to the concerns of our residents we are very pleased to be able to announce these new and improved transport services for accessing the new hospital.
“We hope these new services provide our residents with the assurance that both the Council and the Health Board are working closely to improve and develop integrated transport solutions that address current and future transport requirements and support the re-design and improvement of health and social care services and facilities.”
The council has carried out various works in the area prior to the opening of the hospital to improve access for motorists and walkers alike, including the opening of a new cycling and walking link between Mountain Ash Town Centre, the new hospital and Mountain Ash Comprehensive School; the A4059 Mountain Ash Capacity Improvement works which included improvements to the existing traffic lights and the installation of a new sewer along the A4059 which will combat the flooding issues experienced during heavy rain fall on the A4059 and in the parking area at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Cabinet Member for Frontline Services, said: “These changes demonstrate both the Council’s and Health Board’s commitment in listening to users to help provide the services they need. The addition of the shuttle bus and amended timetable in Cefn Pennar to Penrhiwceiber will not only improve the existing service but will assist both patients and their visitors in accessing the new Cynon Valley hospital.
“The majority of bus services are run by commercial operators but the council takes action in cases such as this to act as a facilitator to help its partners to ensure that the public can access the services available.
“We are committed to playing our full role to improve the provision of public transport and continue to work with the various bus operators and our partners to ensure that the services are meeting the needs of residents throughout the county borough.”
Source: Cwm Taf Health Board