"Dangerous Parking Facilities"
About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital / General medicine Stoke Mandeville Hospital General medicine HP21 8AL
Posted by Sixtykid (as ),
I am a volunteer driver who take elderly or disabled people to doctor and hospital appointments at various hospitals. I always experience difficulties in trying to drop off my clients at Stoke Mandeville hospital for appointments. As we live in a village where we would need to take three buses to get to you, the only possible way is to use the car. Usually the clients have very limited mobility.
Yesterday afternoon I brought an 89 year old to the x ray department. I had to park illegally for a five minutes or so, or we would have missed the appointment after having spent some time trying to park. She needed my help to move and direction to find the department. When she had booked in, I returned to the car and started to look for a space in took me over half an hour of driving around in the rain before I found a space. It was chaos as other drivers were doing the same
My client had to then walk a considerable distance back to this space over an uneven, rutted and dangerous surface and was in danger of a fall.
This problem has been developing over many years. A solution is well over due.
......a multi story car park?
What do you suggest I do next time? Should I just refuse to bring the client?