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'Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients'

Dublin City Council ordered the closure of the rank at the end of the month.

LOCAL COUNCILLORS HAVE said the closure of the taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital “makes no sense”.

Denise Mitchell, Councillor for Beaumont Donaghmede said the rank is extremely busy and is needed by patients, doctors and visitors. 

She said the taxi rank is particularly important for senior citizens who use the hospital.

The board at Beaumont Hospital have given no further reason for the closure and I don’t believe that is acceptable.Beaumont Hospital is one of the busiest in the country. This decision will have the affect of putting additional strain on parking in the area.

She said the closure of the rank will only encourage more traffic to the hospital and urged the management to rethink this decision as a matter of urgency. 

A statement from Beaumont Hospital to said it regrets the inconvenience caused by the planned closure of a taxi rank on the grounds of the facility.

This is due to an order by Dublin City Council to close the rank by June 30th.The decision was discussed at a recent meeting with taxi drivers.

The management at the hospital are liaising with the council to identify an alternative location at which the taxi rank may be relocated in due course.

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