Tag Archives: Addenbrooke’s

Debate on Future of the NHS to be Held in Cambridge

Cambridge City Councillor George Owers (centre) has secured a local debate on the future of the NHS. Health Minister Andrew Lansley (left) and Julian Huppert (right) will be invited. A major debate on the future of the NHS, at which Cambridge’s MPs Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, and Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert are to be [...]

Access Restrictions on Addenbrookes Road

Photo: steinhardt, via Cyclestreets Photomap (licence) At Cambridge City Council’s South Area Committee on the 11th of November 2010 I asked the police about the arrangements for enforcing the traffic regulation banning through traffic from using a stretch of the new Addenbrookes’ Access Road. I noted that in April 2009, in response to my question, [...]

South Cambridge Police Priorities – March 2010

Police report to councillors at area committees and councillors approve policing priorities for the next few months. I observed Cambridge’s South Area committee on the 11th of March 2010 where the first thing councillors turned to was deciding policing priorities for the South of the city. The police presented their report on the last three [...]

Cambridge Bus Service Reduced to Meet Emissions Targets

The frequency of the Citi 2 Bus to Addenbrooke’s has been reduced; apparently as a result of misguided attempts to tackle climate change. At the North Area Committee on the 7th of January 2010 Cllr Armstrong reported briefly on a meeting with Andy Campbell, Managing Director of Stagecoach in Cambridge. The reductions in the frequency [...]

Addenbrookes Security Threatening People With Fixed Penalties

A progress report on a trial involving security staff at Addenbrooke’s hospital being given police powers, including the ability to administer summary justice via fixed penalty tickets, was presented to Cambridgeshire Police Authority on the 30th of September 2009. It revealed that only “managers” had been given the powers and the powers had not been [...]

Should Addenbrooke’s Continue Discriminating on the Basis of Race?

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) (Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie) have just completed a consultation on their “Single Equality Scheme”. The organisation is due to publish a final scheme, describing its policies on equality and diversity, by May 2009. One element of the CUH’s proposed “action plan” reveals that the hospitals propose continuing with a “Positive Action” [...]

Policing Addenbrooke’s Hospital – April 2009

I attended Cambridge City Council’s South Area Committee on the 2nd of April 2009. I used the opportunity to raise some questions about policing the Addenbrooke’s hospital campus. I told the meeting what the Chief Constable had said during the December 2008 meeting of the Police Authority which I observed: “At Addenbrooks’ – there is [...]