Flooding closes road to Stoke Mandeville hospital

Bucks Free Press: Flooding closes road to Stoke Mandeville hospital Flooding closes road to Stoke Mandeville hospital

THE main road to Stoke Mandeville hospital will be closed all weekend due to flooding.

Patients are being advised to only go to hospital in an emergency, and to find an alternative route to driving along Lower Road.

Transport for Buckinghamshire has said Lower Road will not be open to any traffic for the duration of the weekend.

The hospital itself will remain open and people with a pre-booked outpatient appointment have been urged to leave extra time for their journey.

Transport chiefs have been able to re-open some roads around the county but many other closures remain in place.

The slip roads leading from the M40 to the clockwise M25 have been closed due to flooding on the orbital motorway – which still has two lanes shut.

Pound Lane in Marlow, Windsor Hill in Wooburn Green and Mill Lane in Monks Risborough are among the roads in south Bucks that also remain closed to traffic.

TfB say there is a good supply of sandbags at their depots to help residents affected by floodwater, with eight teams on standby to cover weekend emergencies. Last night they received calls from residents in Hazlemere, Amersham, Longwick and George Green requesting sandbags.

Elsewhere, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Search and Rescue boat was called into action to come to the aid of a couple affected by floodwater in Ferry Lane, Medmenham, while firefighters also assessed rising waters in Gerrards Cross and Iver today.

Check the latest road closures by going to TfB’s blog at http://transportforbucks.net/Winter-maintenance/Blog.aspx or follow them on Twitter at @tfbalerts. To report an urgent matter on the road to the council call 08452302882.

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8:04pm Sat 8 Feb 14

delb88 says...

"Flooding closes road to Stoke Mandeville hospital "

This shouldn't be a problem, all the A & E patients can go to Wycombe General.............
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"Flooding closes road to Stoke Mandeville hospital " This shouldn't be a problem, all the A & E patients can go to Wycombe General............. .................... .............sorry I almost forgot.............. ................ delb88
  • Score: 56

10:09pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Vote for me the rest don't have a clue party. says...

I just find this crazy. Main hospital. Main road in. Just crazy. I just cross my fingers no one needs to go there in an emergency.
I just find this crazy. Main hospital. Main road in. Just crazy. I just cross my fingers no one needs to go there in an emergency. Vote for me the rest don't have a clue party.
  • Score: 35

10:28pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Welwyn Dowd says...

The main road to Stoke Mandeville Hospital is the B4443 Mandeville Road from Aylesbury. Lower Road, as the name suggests, is the minor road from Stoke Mandeville village, Wendover and the other villages. The main town, Aylesbury, remains connected. Traffic from the smaller town of Princes Risborough and all the countryside around has to divert around the minor road closure. You want the benefits of the big town? Go and live there. Prefer to be in the countryside? Stay in the Princes Risborough and the hamlet of High Wycombe.
The main road to Stoke Mandeville Hospital is the B4443 Mandeville Road from Aylesbury. Lower Road, as the name suggests, is the minor road from Stoke Mandeville village, Wendover and the other villages. The main town, Aylesbury, remains connected. Traffic from the smaller town of Princes Risborough and all the countryside around has to divert around the minor road closure. You want the benefits of the big town? Go and live there. Prefer to be in the countryside? Stay in the Princes Risborough and the hamlet of High Wycombe. Welwyn Dowd
  • Score: -27

10:42pm Sat 8 Feb 14

SaveWycombeHospital says...

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Want a fully functioning hospital back at Wycombe? Continue to help the cause: http://handbackourho sp.wordpress.com/ SaveWycombeHospital
  • Score: 29

1:03am Sun 9 Feb 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

...and it's not even in a flood plain, just a part of the chiltern 300's.
...and it's not even in a flood plain, just a part of the chiltern 300's. Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: -2

1:20am Sun 9 Feb 14

IrishDad says...

Welwyn Dowd is bonkers and out of their mind - the so-called hamlet of High Wycombe deserves its own A&E facilities! Although Stoke Mandeville is a good hospital (Jimmy Saville scandel ignored) the access is rediculous. Atleast with Wycombe General Hospital has more that 2 access routes, is 2 minutes from the M40, 5 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes from the the M4. Surely access is a crucial aspect of hospital location?
Welwyn Dowd is bonkers and out of their mind - the so-called hamlet of High Wycombe deserves its own A&E facilities! Although Stoke Mandeville is a good hospital (Jimmy Saville scandel ignored) the access is rediculous. Atleast with Wycombe General Hospital has more that 2 access routes, is 2 minutes from the M40, 5 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes from the the M4. Surely access is a crucial aspect of hospital location? IrishDad
  • Score: 46

1:07am Mon 10 Feb 14

stevet123 says...

IrishDad wrote:
Welwyn Dowd is bonkers and out of their mind - the so-called hamlet of High Wycombe deserves its own A&E facilities! Although Stoke Mandeville is a good hospital (Jimmy Saville scandel ignored) the access is rediculous. Atleast with Wycombe General Hospital has more that 2 access routes, is 2 minutes from the M40, 5 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes from the the M4. Surely access is a crucial aspect of hospital location?
I blame David Cameron and his merry men of thieves, vote the **** out at next election, never can fill a promise, always lie to get votes, and people still fall for there crap, they set up things then blame then when it goes wrong, he and his men should be put in stocks useless pigs
[quote][p][bold]IrishDad[/bold] wrote: Welwyn Dowd is bonkers and out of their mind - the so-called hamlet of High Wycombe deserves its own A&E facilities! Although Stoke Mandeville is a good hospital (Jimmy Saville scandel ignored) the access is rediculous. Atleast with Wycombe General Hospital has more that 2 access routes, is 2 minutes from the M40, 5 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes from the the M4. Surely access is a crucial aspect of hospital location?[/p][/quote]I blame David Cameron and his merry men of thieves, vote the **** out at next election, never can fill a promise, always lie to get votes, and people still fall for there crap, they set up things then blame then when it goes wrong, he and his men should be put in stocks useless pigs stevet123
  • Score: -5

11:02am Mon 10 Feb 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

stevet123 wrote:
IrishDad wrote:
Welwyn Dowd is bonkers and out of their mind - the so-called hamlet of High Wycombe deserves its own A&E facilities! Although Stoke Mandeville is a good hospital (Jimmy Saville scandel ignored) the access is rediculous. Atleast with Wycombe General Hospital has more that 2 access routes, is 2 minutes from the M40, 5 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes from the the M4. Surely access is a crucial aspect of hospital location?
I blame David Cameron and his merry men of thieves, vote the **** out at next election, never can fill a promise, always lie to get votes, and people still fall for there crap, they set up things then blame then when it goes wrong, he and his men should be put in stocks useless pigs
But you don't blame Tony Bliar?
[quote][p][bold]stevet123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IrishDad[/bold] wrote: Welwyn Dowd is bonkers and out of their mind - the so-called hamlet of High Wycombe deserves its own A&E facilities! Although Stoke Mandeville is a good hospital (Jimmy Saville scandel ignored) the access is rediculous. Atleast with Wycombe General Hospital has more that 2 access routes, is 2 minutes from the M40, 5 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes from the the M4. Surely access is a crucial aspect of hospital location?[/p][/quote]I blame David Cameron and his merry men of thieves, vote the **** out at next election, never can fill a promise, always lie to get votes, and people still fall for there crap, they set up things then blame then when it goes wrong, he and his men should be put in stocks useless pigs[/p][/quote]But you don't blame Tony Bliar? Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: 9

2:29pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Scarletto says...

The road was only closed for a shortish time from flooding. Still dire though and underlines the need for restoration of A&E to Wycombe Hospital.
Will they really improve our services only if a leading politician - from nearby Chequers? - has to unfortunately take his or her child to Stoke Mand. to discover it's often overcrowded, too small and understaffed? Awful delays of more than four hours.....with people sitting on floor etc.
Also there's a rumour that parts of Wycombe Hospital is part empty because the building has crumbling concrete and steelwork.
The road was only closed for a shortish time from flooding. Still dire though and underlines the need for restoration of A&E to Wycombe Hospital. Will they really improve our services only if a leading politician - from nearby Chequers? - has to unfortunately take his or her child to Stoke Mand. to discover it's often overcrowded, too small and understaffed? Awful delays of more than four hours.....with people sitting on floor etc. Also there's a rumour that parts of Wycombe Hospital is part empty because the building has crumbling concrete and steelwork. Scarletto
  • Score: 8

3:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

odob_iddqd says...

Welwyn Dowd wrote:
The main road to Stoke Mandeville Hospital is the B4443 Mandeville Road from Aylesbury. Lower Road, as the name suggests, is the minor road from Stoke Mandeville village, Wendover and the other villages. The main town, Aylesbury, remains connected. Traffic from the smaller town of Princes Risborough and all the countryside around has to divert around the minor road closure. You want the benefits of the big town? Go and live there. Prefer to be in the countryside? Stay in the Princes Risborough and the hamlet of High Wycombe.
"According to the 2011 census High Wycombe has a population of 120,256 making it the second largest largest town in the county of Buckinghamshire after Milton Keynes."
[quote][p][bold]Welwyn Dowd[/bold] wrote: The main road to Stoke Mandeville Hospital is the B4443 Mandeville Road from Aylesbury. Lower Road, as the name suggests, is the minor road from Stoke Mandeville village, Wendover and the other villages. The main town, Aylesbury, remains connected. Traffic from the smaller town of Princes Risborough and all the countryside around has to divert around the minor road closure. You want the benefits of the big town? Go and live there. Prefer to be in the countryside? Stay in the Princes Risborough and the hamlet of High Wycombe.[/p][/quote]"According to the 2011 census High Wycombe has a population of 120,256 making it the second largest largest town in the county of Buckinghamshire after Milton Keynes." odob_iddqd
  • Score: 5

9:28pm Wed 12 Feb 14

J B Blackett says...

It would be a great pity if the unfortunate people affected by the floods are taken in by the meaningless PR gabble and false promises made by the 'flood' of politicians dressed in borrowed high-vis gear and green wellies splashing about in this and other areas.
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It could be thought (by some) that these deceitful untrustworthy politicians exacerbated the foreseeable flooding problem in the first place. Careless ? Inept ? Shortsighted ? Self-interested ? All those -and a lot more possibly
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In the same way as they made promises about the Wycombe Hospital and easy (as opposed to difficult) access to NHS facilities and various treatments for people in this area.
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Talk , as they say , is cheap. And they do not care about you or anybody else - except themselves. That , we are afraid , is true of nearly all of them. Recent history proves it.
It would be a great pity if the unfortunate people affected by the floods are taken in by the meaningless PR gabble and false promises made by the 'flood' of politicians dressed in borrowed high-vis gear and green wellies splashing about in this and other areas. . It could be thought (by some) that these deceitful untrustworthy politicians exacerbated the foreseeable flooding problem in the first place. Careless ? Inept ? Shortsighted ? Self-interested ? All those -and a lot more possibly . In the same way as they made promises about the Wycombe Hospital and easy (as opposed to difficult) access to NHS facilities and various treatments for people in this area. . Talk , as they say , is cheap. And they do not care about you or anybody else - except themselves. That , we are afraid , is true of nearly all of them. Recent history proves it. J B Blackett
  • Score: 3

3:52am Fri 14 Feb 14

buftonp13 says...

Welwyn Dowd wrote:
The main road to Stoke Mandeville Hospital is the B4443 Mandeville Road from Aylesbury. Lower Road, as the name suggests, is the minor road from Stoke Mandeville village, Wendover and the other villages. The main town, Aylesbury, remains connected. Traffic from the smaller town of Princes Risborough and all the countryside around has to divert around the minor road closure. You want the benefits of the big town? Go and live there. Prefer to be in the countryside? Stay in the Princes Risborough and the hamlet of High Wycombe.
What are you on about, Brasilia is the capital of Brazil but by no way the main city. Canberra is the capital of Australia but not the main city. Aylesbury with a population of about 71,000 is a tiny town compared to the 120;000 of High Wycombe. You don't even have a proper football team compared to the league team of WWFC FA cup semi finalists 2001 and league cup semi finalists 2007. M40 runs through, M25 5 mins away, some of the greatest grammer schools in the country and one of the best private schools in the country maybe the world. Aylesbury is just another a small town in the middle of the countryside whishing they wasn't. With all the development going on in Wycombe over the years its a complete joke we haven't got an A&E ANYMORE !!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Welwyn Dowd[/bold] wrote: The main road to Stoke Mandeville Hospital is the B4443 Mandeville Road from Aylesbury. Lower Road, as the name suggests, is the minor road from Stoke Mandeville village, Wendover and the other villages. The main town, Aylesbury, remains connected. Traffic from the smaller town of Princes Risborough and all the countryside around has to divert around the minor road closure. You want the benefits of the big town? Go and live there. Prefer to be in the countryside? Stay in the Princes Risborough and the hamlet of High Wycombe.[/p][/quote]What are you on about, Brasilia is the capital of Brazil but by no way the main city. Canberra is the capital of Australia but not the main city. Aylesbury with a population of about 71,000 is a tiny town compared to the 120;000 of High Wycombe. You don't even have a proper football team compared to the league team of WWFC FA cup semi finalists 2001 and league cup semi finalists 2007. M40 runs through, M25 5 mins away, some of the greatest grammer schools in the country and one of the best private schools in the country maybe the world. Aylesbury is just another a small town in the middle of the countryside whishing they wasn't. With all the development going on in Wycombe over the years its a complete joke we haven't got an A&E ANYMORE !!!!!!!!!! buftonp13
  • Score: 2

1:03pm Thu 20 Feb 14

acjy1985 says...

IrishDad wrote:
Welwyn Dowd is bonkers and out of their mind - the so-called hamlet of High Wycombe deserves its own A&E facilities! Although Stoke Mandeville is a good hospital (Jimmy Saville scandel ignored) the access is rediculous. Atleast with Wycombe General Hospital has more that 2 access routes, is 2 minutes from the M40, 5 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes from the the M4. Surely access is a crucial aspect of hospital location?
5 minutes from the M25? I don't think even ambulances could sustain 140mph average.
[quote][p][bold]IrishDad[/bold] wrote: Welwyn Dowd is bonkers and out of their mind - the so-called hamlet of High Wycombe deserves its own A&E facilities! Although Stoke Mandeville is a good hospital (Jimmy Saville scandel ignored) the access is rediculous. Atleast with Wycombe General Hospital has more that 2 access routes, is 2 minutes from the M40, 5 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes from the the M4. Surely access is a crucial aspect of hospital location?[/p][/quote]5 minutes from the M25? I don't think even ambulances could sustain 140mph average. acjy1985
  • Score: 0

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