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  • #123773

    wrexview
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    So there is to be a meeting between “all interested parties” regarding the opening of the new rear access to the Maelor Hospital. Hold the meeting at the site , get everyone to remove a part of the fence , exit/entrance open , job done !

    #123869

    Cymrodor
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    I know there are exceptions, but generally roundabouts are marvellous things for traffic flow. I wonder why they’ve opted for traffic lights at the Moneypenny/Fire & Ambulance Station/Maelor Car Park junction rather than the presumably much cheaper and efficient option of a circle of cobbled stones in the middle of the junction?

    #123876
    Taffy
    Taffy
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    Traffic lights are there to stop all traffic to allow emergency vehicles to exit the fire/ambulance station quickly.

    #123925

    Born Acorn
    Participant

    These have been cropping up in overcrowded hospital and supermarket car parks:

    http://www.anotherlevelcarparks.co.uk/

    Slap one of them on the car park along the old line and double the spaces. That should give the hospital parking it needs for years to come.

    #123926
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    Great Idea Mr Acorn, but who is paying? The NHS? Why is it these days everywhere you go, work, shopping, Hospitals people expect to have parking provided – free or otherwise. Take some responsibility yourselves!

    #123933
    Sheefag
    Sheefag
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    This calls for a ‘Phil Wynn, Cure-all petition’.
    Nowt can withstand it’s awesome power, rectification of all situations guaranteed.

    #124242

    asteve76
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    If the vast majority of cars parked at the hospital belong to visitors, then maybe a system is needed to cross reference licence plates with patients.
    Of course, this needs the documenting of every family members vehicle number, including other relations and friends.
    (Of course, checks would be needed to make sure you really are there visiting)
    But it’s preferable to the situation we have now.
    As for people parking there who aren’t visiting patients, but merely sodding off into town, charge them. I think a minimum of £5 per hour should keep most people away.
    (BTW, my brother was there today visiting our dad, and he told me that he lost count of the amount of vehicles he saw that don’t have a ticket on display)

    I’m not saying this is a very good solution to the problem but it’s just one idea.
    There’s certainly not much room for expansion.

    Failing this, then charging everyone for parking would need to be reintroduced, at a higher rate.

    #124253

    Ferret
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    If the vast majority of cars parked at the hospital belong to visitors, then maybe a system is needed to cross reference licence plates with patients.
    Of course, this needs the documenting of every family members vehicle number, including other relations and friends.
    (Of course, checks would be needed to make sure you really are there visiting)
    But it’s preferable to the situation we have now.
    As for people parking there who aren’t visiting patients, but merely sodding off into town, charge them. I think a minimum of £5 per hour should keep most people away.
    (BTW, my brother was there today visiting our dad, and he told me that he lost count of the amount of vehicles he saw that don’t have a ticket on display)

    I’m not saying this is a very good solution to the problem but it’s just one idea.
    There’s certainly not much room for expansion.

    Failing this, then charging everyone for parking would need to be reintroduced, at a higher rate.

    Let me get this right. You get admitted to hospital and the bloke from the pub wants to visit you. So his registration has to be documented first. But he still has to prove he’s visiting you not sodding off to town. Maybe he should carry grapes. But he might have been to town for grapes! And who’s doing the checking? Who’s doing the documenting? It’s a right problem and no mistake.

    #124254
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    (BTW, my brother was there today visiting our dad, and he told me that he lost count of the amount of vehicles he saw that don’t have a ticket on display)

    The ticketing system hasn’t been in operation for at least a couple of years and I’ve been told there are no plans to put it into operation in the near future.

    #124258

    zinger
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    Would a short stay car park work. I recently had cause to drop someone off for IV treatment on a daily basis. I also take someone with a blue badge to the Warfarin dept. Both only take a few minutes. They have usually finished their treatment before I have found a parking space.
    Something else I have noticed is that when people who have driven round the top end of the car park without success invariably drive the wrong way into the lower car parks.
    Staggering visiting times might help too.

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