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  • #166904

    ChillDoubt
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    If staff park in the disabled spots, where do genuinely disabled patients park when they arrive before 9am for their appointments?

    could staff not do the right ting and move to non-disabled spots when they are on their breaks?

    PS patients are often there for all day treatments (eg. cancer) not just 2 hours. They start the day stressed trying to park

    So how long do you think it would take for a member of staff to leave a ward/dept, go to their car and then find a space? Go on, give me a wild guess!
    As for patients having treatment for cancer etc I doubt they’d be parking and then driving after their treatment!
    Sounds like some people just want to have a dig at the staff instead of using an alternative form of transport.
    As I asked, do you want the staff in the ward giving you your treatment and care, or do you just want them to not inconvenience you as everyone attempts to find their own little spot?
    They attend work five days a week(and more) whilst the public do do as and when, so think about whether or not your journey in the little metal box could be made via other means.

    #166910

    zinger
    Participant

    There are some who are more disabled than others. It can be very annoying when lots of disabled spaces are empty when no other spaces are available. As you say ChillDoubt someone having cancer treatment &/or operations are hardly likely to be driving.
    On rare occasions (touch wood) that either myself or my OH attend hospital, one usually stays with the car in order to move the car rather than inconvenience other drivers if no space available. Otherwise a taxi is the next option.

    #166926
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
    Participant

    The further that staff working lates or nights park from the main building, the more the need for increased security at the hospital. A cost that the Trust won’t bear. Unless things have changed drastically since I left, there’s one Security Officer available from 21:00 until 07:00 each night to patrol the whole site, escort staff to their cars, assist in attending to violent incidents in A&E and the wards, and to eject the “frequent flyers” who regularly manage to get into the various buildings to find sheltered places to sleep. Many of them display “challenging behaviour”.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by AMA Express AMA Express.
    #166934

    WreX-iT
    Participant

    ChillDoubt and zinger Do me a favour and sit and speak to people receiving treatment (I dare you) ….. believe me

    PEOPLE UNDERGOING CANCER TREATMENT DO DRIVE AND TRY TO PARK!

    They often HAVE to drive and arrive at the ward upset that they are late for treatment!

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by  WreX-iT.
    #166936

    jimbow
    Participant

    ChillDoubt and zinger Do me a favour and sit and speak to people receiving treatment (I dare you) ….. believe me

    PEOPLE UNDERGOING CANCER TREATMENT DO DRIVE AND TRY TO PARK!

    They often HAVE to drive and arrive at the ward upset that they are late for treatment!

    WreX-iT is correct. I had to go for cancer treatment,I drove to the hospital myself, had treatment and then drove home. I did this every weekday for a continuous 7 weeks.

    #166937

    MP1953
    Participant

    I still fail to see the reason why they cannot re-adopt the system that was used when parking was first made free at Wrexham Maelor.

    i.e. You took a ticket from the machine that was for 2 hours or maybe it was three, if you needed more time you just went out and got anther ticket, that would stop the all day parkers from town, staff should have their own areas and permits.

    Even if there were no attendants checking tickets people never actually know this is the case and not many would chance it.

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #166941

    janeywxm
    Participant

    Chilldoubt how can a disabled person who is in a wheelchair in addition to other problems get a “bus or taxi” instead?

    Disabled spaces are for blue badge holders only. There is no defence, no reason or explanation that can possible make it right for someone without a blue badge to park there!

    And you suggest a stroll? Again, how can someone with a disability do that?

    ::: Shakes head::::

    Janey

    #166943
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
    Participant

    I still fail to see the reason why they cannot re-adopt the system that was used when parking was first made free at Wrexham Maelor.

    i.e. You took a ticket from the machine that was for 2 hours or maybe it was three, if you needed more time you just went out and got anther ticket, that would stop the all day parkers from town, staff should have their own areas and permits.

    Even if there were no attendants checking tickets people never actually know this is the case and not many would chance it.

    Again, there are costs involved in renewing and servicing the machines that The Trust don’t want to incur.

    #166946

    WreX-iT
    Participant

    Jimbow, I hope you are well now.
    Warmest wishes, Wrex-it

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by  WreX-iT.
    #166951

    ChillDoubt
    Participant

    Chilldoubt how can a disabled person who is in a wheelchair in addition to other problems get a “bus or taxi” instead?

    Disabled spaces are for blue badge holders only. There is no defence, no reason or explanation that can possible make it right for someone without a blue badge to park there!

    And you suggest a stroll? Again, how can someone with a disability do that?

    ::: Shakes head::::

    Janey

    Maybe you need to go back and read again what I said. I didn’t suggest people with a disability ‘go for a stroll’, I suggested those who spend ages looking for a space could park a little further out and then make their way to the hospital on foot.
    As I’ve said, too many people become sedentary as a result of over-use of their cars. If some were prepared to give Shanks’s pony a go they’d greatly improve their health and hopefully negate the need to attend clinics, physio etc. Some need to get out of the reliance on cars for every single journey, particularly of distances less than 3 miles.
    Basically, stop making excuses for constant use of your vehicle, change your mindset, it’ll improve your health and enhance your longevity.

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