Why so little public transport to hospital?

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IT is almost unbelievable that no thought was given to transport issues when planning the new Johnson Community Hospital.

Recently I tried using public transport to visit a patient and found it virtually impossible. The town buses do not call there and Kime’s service between Boston and Spalding is few and far between.

How did the planners overlook such an important aspect? Many patients are elderly with elderly relatives unable to drive; they are unable to see their nearest and dearest unless younger people can take them.

This must be thoroughly demoralising for all concerned, not to mention the extra carbon emissions and the price of fuel. Why isn’t it possible to change a town route for hospital visiting?

JOAN WOOLARD

Eastgate

Fleet Hargate

PS A fresh supply of bus pass forms and AgeUK advice leaflets are now at Fleet Post Office.