When ordinary people arrive at Wexham Park hospital, knowing which of the hospital's entrances to use can be baffling and often time consuming.
Would you go to the Maternity Entrance if you wanted any of these facilities ?
Venturing in, this is the first directions sign.
Motorists never see the important information about Accidents & Emergencies because the hospital under the leadership of £200,000 a year Philippa Slinger is too lazy to cut away the undergrowth covering the bottom of the sign.
Basic gardening jobs are not the remit of over-worked doctors and nurses but the responsibility of excessively well paid, in the Slough Times opinion, hospital chief executive Philippa Slinger. Surely Mrs Slinger knows that a walk outside in the fresh air is healthy exercise and, at Wexham Park, a great opportunity to ensure everything is fit and proper for the public visiting the hospital ?
If the hospital's bureaucrats do not care about small things, does this mean the bureaucrats are also ignoring major matters ?
This is a side view of the hospital information at the bottom of the main directions sign.
Where can these places be ? Somewhere else accessible through a different hospital entrance or did the failing Heatherwood & Wexham Park NHS Foundation Trust forgot these facilities existed ?
Keen to help the public, the Slough Times investigated on foot because the traffic jam inside this section of the hospital meant nothing was moving. It seemed to us the hospital's bureaucrats had failed to introduce effective traffic management and had mixed-up vehicles delivering and collecting patients with vehicles seeking access to overfull car parking areas.
Anyone seen wards 17 & 18 ?
Anyone seen wards 20-24 ?
Why is this not on hospital direction signs ?
Nice attractive and easy to see sign
In need of a wash with soapy water. Can be cleaned without a ladder. Does Mrs Slinger and her bunch of passive compliant non-medical directors take pride in the hospital's appearance ?