RAH problems

IT seems that planning for people with disabilities at the Royal Adelaide Hospital has been slapdash at best.

There were originally no toilets with change tables and hoists for disabled patients and visitors (except in the spinal ward), and accessible car parking was actually reduced at the new site compared to the original RAH.

Little wonder then that many people with disabilities continue to feel like second-class citizens in their own community, when even the government fails to understand the everyday needs that they face.

Without the solid work of Kelly Vincent in the Upper House, these and other issues would not have been rectified.

Ideally, we would have a government that is more responsive and proactive about the specific needs of people with disabilities, rather than a retrofitting regime working to cover up avoidable mistakes.

RICK NEAGLE

President, Dignity Party

Kensington Gardens