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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 18th July, 2014) Views: 2,403 
New Build
 New Build   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
New building work at Wigan Infirmary.

Comment by alan on 18th July 2014 at 04:04
I used to work at Wigan Infirmary, but cannot imagine which area that would be attached to.


Comment by The Doctor on 18th July 2014 at 07:00
It amazes me that with all the continued building and redevelopment of the RAEI, why didnt they put an underground car park in to the build plan?


Comment by christine bishop on 18th July 2014 at 07:21
is that the new cancer unit being built ?


Comment by Fred Mason on 18th July 2014 at 08:18
Looks like being a very good looking building, quite modern looking.

Good photo, Mick. Please keep us updated.


Comment by cullie on 18th July 2014 at 10:19
what i dont understand is it was on tv the other night saying they want to get rid of wigan A.E so why waste money on building extra parts on it .is it know wonder the NHS is going down hill when they waste mony on theses projects


Comment by Lee Layland on 18th July 2014 at 10:21
I agree with 'The Doctor' they shut the smaller A&E units, made RAEI into a massive structure taking in thousands of patients having to travel a fair distance because their local hospitals don't treat their illness but negated to put in any provision for those patients to park! Another great planning idea!


Comment by Cyril on 18th July 2014 at 11:15
It is the new oncology unit Christine, and it will save a lot of folks from having to travel to The Christie for their treatment, Alan it's around where the ICU and South Ward was.


Comment by Mick on 18th July 2014 at 11:40
The parking problem could easily be solved by chopping down a few tree just inside the plantations gates.

Its only across the zebra crossing and if done with care it would provide a nice big shady paring area


Comment by Cyril on 18th July 2014 at 17:00
Mick, the council did think of that, but that land is now in the conservation area along with tree preservation orders on those trees, the council was also at one time considering clearing the trees from Maryleybone park and making that into a pay and display car park too, until the residents objected, that is also now under the conservation area and and those trees have preservation orders on them too.

There was talk of a multi storey car park being built either at the front or at Freckleton Street, the hospital trust has owned the multi storey car park on Northway for a while now, though at the moment it's for hospital staff only


Comment by Polly on 18th July 2014 at 17:50
Hi Mick/ Cyril,
We could indeed chop down a few trees but if we lose the balance we all lose. One single tree may be unimportant to some but to others deep value. We must surely respect both. I greatly support those who fight to save a single tree. Don,t you?


Comment by Cyril on 18th July 2014 at 18:15
Indeed Polly, that area of Wigan Lane wouldn't be the same without those beautiful trees, they along with the plantations are not only home to many insects and animals they help keep the air of Wigan clean and fresh.


Comment by Garry on 18th July 2014 at 19:02
This is what WW is all about, great comments, well done Mick.


Comment by Jemmy on 18th July 2014 at 21:57
They should build a brand new super modern hospital on the site of the old Westwood power station and demolish the Royal Albert.


Comment by Mick on 18th July 2014 at 22:12
They could clear some of the big over grown trees from Maryleybone park and just plant some nice new ones around the edge and use the middle to park cars


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