Royal Bournemouth Hospital parking arrangements criticized when car park moved
Visitors to the HOSPITAL have complained about the lack of parking spaces at Royal Bournemouth Hospital due to work on the car park.
In order to start work on the new building of the Maternity, Children, Emergency and Intensive Care Center (MCEC) of the hospital, as well as the main entrance works, a number of car parks have been closed. and need to be relocated.
However, with the hospital’s two main parking lots on arrival, Parking lots A and H, due to be relocated and closed respectively, elderly and disabled people have expressed concern about having to walk across the street. hospital.
A man from Bournemouth, who was diagnosed with end stage heart failure, said the current situation was ‘an absolute nightmare’.
He said: “What they did was block all disabled bays so that disabled people like me cannot easily enter the hospital.
“Now we have to park right at the other end near the oak tree, but if you’re on the other side you can’t get there.”
“I arrived late at the hospital because my hospital elevator arrived. So I had to drive them myself.
“It was only because I know the guy who takes care of the parking lot that I was able to leave my car near the hospital.
“I had to ask a porter from the hospital to come and take me to the hospital because it was too far for me. There was no way I could get there myself.”
Work in progress at the hospital began on February 26, with parking lot b moved to the back of parking lot C.
From March 1, parking B was made available to blue badge holders only and staff with parking permits were allocated spaces in Littledown.
Dumpsites near the main entrance are used, as is the drop-off area adjacent to the hospital emergency department.
However, visitors said the time allotted to stay there is too short and there is very little parking to begin with.
The Bournemouth resident added: ‘The car park needs to be looked at as it is not good enough at the moment.
“They removed three parking lots and didn’t put anything in place. It’s an absolute nightmare
“The hospital doesn’t seem to tell everyone, especially people with disabilities, where to park or where to go.”
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital thanked visitors for their patience during the current disruption.
Edwin Davies, director of areas and capital development at the hospital, said: “As part of the important facilitation work for the transformation work at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, a range of new parking arrangements were set up.
“We understand that these changes will have an impact on the public so we have tried to mitigate the disruption where possible.
“In addition, we are currently reviewing our signaling and traffic management to ensure that any confusion caused by these changes is minimized.
“We thank the public for their help and apologize for the disruption and inconvenience caused during this construction work.”