This week, News Eye dusts down its nursery rhyme annual.
Sing along everyone, you know the tune…
The Grand Past Deputy Duke,
He had a new hospital plan,
To built it up at the top of a hill,
And not take it down again.
The new Duke Major Tom,
He didn’t like the scheme,
He saw a site at the bottom of the hill,
Where the hospital should’ve been.
And costs, they went up, they went up,
And public confidence, it went down, it went down,
And when it came to finding a site,
They could only agree “somewhere that’s near town."
The Deputy Duke’s own hospital plan,
It cost £804.5 million quid,
But he delayed borrowing the dosh,
And Major Tom was very glad he did.
Oh, the Grand Past Deputy Duke,
His plans are up in smoke,
And if you didn’t come from here,
You’d think it was all a joke.
Much time and money spent,
One day we’ll get it right,
We’ll have a hospital for when we’re ill,
On a single or dual site.
NEXT WEEK … Cost-of-living crisis forces St. Lawrence resident Old Mother Hubbard to live in storage area.