"PARKING or actually the lack of it "
About: Royal Alexandra Hospital / General Surgery Royal Alexandra Hospital General Surgery PA2 9PN
Posted by Biffmcb (as ),
I had an appointment at the RAH on Tue at 1430. I left in plenty of time to attend this appointment & find a suitable parking space. I arrived at 1345 and drove around the car park 4 times in a bid to find a space, after which time I had to drive out of the hospital & locate Alternative Street parking some 10 minutes away! Not ideal given that I am currently wearing an Air walker boot & a climb up to the Fracture clinic left me exhausted & stressed with 5 minutes to spare to my appointment.
I have visited the hospital on many occasions and different times of the day & unless your appointment is first thing in the morning parking is a nightmare.
I think there is ample land around the hospital that could accommodate a 2 or 3 storey multi storey car park at the rear of the hospital not interfering with the local residents view.
I have read other complaints & responses on this subject, and think the responses are poor, to say the parking is contracted out & the attendants available to assist, I only ever see them walking around jotting down registration numbers they have absolutely no use at all in helping to find spaces or deal with the issue of people parking in disabled spaces.
I seriously think there is a dire need for more capacity for non staff spaces at the hospital and would like to know if this is something that is planned for the future