UCLA Health System’s Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation. But that does its emergency patients no good if they have trouble getting to the emergency department because of the 405 project.
Indeed, UCLA Health System’s Director of Emergency Preparedness, William Dunne, spoke up at Metro’s recent 405 project community meeting, to raise concerns about the impact on emergency patients. The ramp closures (which could have better warning signage, alerting drivers to take earlier exits) can cause critical delays in patents accessing the hospital.
Obviously, the ramp closures are a needed part of the construction project, but this is another reason why the project needs to be completed quickly — not six months late.