Letter of the week: 'Hartlepool land should be kept for future of our hospital'

I read the article (Mail, August 13) about Hartlepool Constituency Labour Party passing an emergency motion objecting to a health village being built on land on the University Hospital of Hartlepool site.

Friday, 14th September 2018, 8:01 pm
Updated Friday, 14th September 2018, 8:07 pm
Our writer is concerned by plans for a health village in Hartlepool.

After reading the article, I feel allowing any houses on this site would set a precedent for future years.

This land should be retained at all cost for any extensions to the existing hospital or a re-builld.

The North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust has the land and an excellent hospital, which needs to be in full operation as soon as possible.

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We had bad weather early in the year, and cancellations of operations and appointments because of staff living out of town and not able to get into work.

I feel we should have accommodation for staff and surgeons who cannot travel due to bad weather, keeping the hospital in full swing.

I cannot understand why the nurses’ accommodation was demolished.

O Landreth,

Sheriff Street,

Hartlepool.