Posts Tagged ‘Southampton’

Challenging times at the Premier Inn (Cumberland Lodge) Southampton

November 23, 2018

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My visit to Southampton was marked by the normal provincial routine of inflated prices, offhand service and disappearing change.  I say nothing of dirt, grease and cracked crockery.

The Premier Inn (Cumberland Lodge) proved to be a remarkable experience, even ignoring the automatic door that opened with deathly slowness as you tried to gain admittance.  Upon arriving, I signed up for a £ 9-50 breakfast and paid with a £ 20 note, for which I got £1-00 back, until I protested.

Then check-out was at midday on the following day.  At ten o’clock I went out to the shops and when I got back…they had taken my stuff away.  Eventually after protestations I was admitted to the linen room and got some of it back.

Surely taking people’s things away without asking is theft?

So when I finally decided to depart shortly before midday I had a sudden urge to go back and check that I hadn’t left anything behind, but the keycard had been deactivated.

When I checked out I was asked how things had been and I said they had been difficult for the reasons above.  The reception staff searched briefly for an Internet address and then said I could find it myself so as to complain, there was nothing they could do for me.

Following our previous experiences, we can only say:  don’t go to Southampton and if you do, don’t stay in a hotel.

Half-day conference on OR in Healthcare, Southampton April 27

April 6, 2016

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Sally Brailsford announces:

Half-day mini-conference on OR in Healthcare
Wednesday April 27, 14.00 – 17.30
University of Southampton, Building 2, Room 3043

The theme of this event is practical applications of OR modelling in healthcare. The talks will be suitable for a general audience as well as OR specialists with an interest in health.  Speakers:

  • Martin Caunt, Operational Research & Evaluation Unit, NHS England
  • Martin Utley, Clinical OR Unit, University College London
  • Martin Pitt, PenCHORD, NIHR CLAHRC South West, University of Exeter
  • Julie Eatock, Brunel University London
  • Daniel Gartner, Cardiff University
  • Paul Benson, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group

There is no charge for this event and all are welcome, but please RSVP by April 22 by email  for catering purposes and if you would like a parking space (note, these are limited).