Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site,www.herald-mail.com
Last week's poll question was: The five people appealing a zoning decision that allows construction of a new Washington County Hospital at Robinwood are: costing taxpayers money, delaying better care or doing the right thing?
"The existing hospital has more than it can handle now. How (is) closing the existing facility and moving it to a location with fewer beds doing a ... bit of good? Robinwood Medical was built with the understanding in the contract that the hospital would not be moved there. The area is a traffic nightmare without ambulances and helicopters. Remember, there is an elementary school quite literally in the backyard of Robinwood.Move the admin offices out there, where they make more sense, and convert the entire second half of the existing hospital for patient care....Keep this hospital. And to those five citizens with the fortitude to stand up to the moneymen - make them abide by their original contract. You go!"