Planners to decide bid for more parking spaces at Southampton General Hospital

Bid for more hospital car parking

Bid for more hospital car parking

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PROPOSALS for expanded car parking at Southampton General Hospital will be decided on next week.

Hospital bosses want to create a two-level car park on the south western side of the hospital, close to Laundry Road.

This will allow car parking across the site to be redistributed, although only 23 extra car parking spaces would be created as a result.

The city council’s planning committee will decide on the plans on Tuesday.

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10:55am Sat 21 Jun 14

Mr E says...

I had a outpatient appointment there recently and Southampton general hospital needs a LOT more than 23 extra parking spaces.
I had a outpatient appointment there recently and Southampton general hospital needs a LOT more than 23 extra parking spaces. Mr E
  • Score: 22

11:16am Sat 21 Jun 14

Danny Am says...

deffo needs alot more parking! i was visiting last saturday and the queue for the small multi storey car park started at the entrance on tremona road!...it needs another 2 storeys, not even a debatable topic really.
deffo needs alot more parking! i was visiting last saturday and the queue for the small multi storey car park started at the entrance on tremona road!...it needs another 2 storeys, not even a debatable topic really. Danny Am
  • Score: 14

11:34am Sat 21 Jun 14

owenmahamilton says...

as others have said the parking at the hospital is terrible and extremely expensive especially when you have a blue badge which in car parks without barriers entitles you to free parking, on a related note, I am not sure how disabled drivers are meant to use the ticket machines to open the barrier into the car park. Also it is unfair that you have to pay for the time you have to wait to be seen which is totally out of your control, you should only be charged for the time your actually being seen. Surely a better way of sorting out the parking would be to find somewhere nearby and build a park and ride just for the hospital that has wheelchair accessible transport.
as others have said the parking at the hospital is terrible and extremely expensive especially when you have a blue badge which in car parks without barriers entitles you to free parking, on a related note, I am not sure how disabled drivers are meant to use the ticket machines to open the barrier into the car park. Also it is unfair that you have to pay for the time you have to wait to be seen which is totally out of your control, you should only be charged for the time your actually being seen. Surely a better way of sorting out the parking would be to find somewhere nearby and build a park and ride just for the hospital that has wheelchair accessible transport. owenmahamilton
  • Score: 11

1:28pm Sat 21 Jun 14

downfader says...

It should be noted that much of those spaces are taken by staff and students. There have also been many changes to the bus services that has lead to hospital people reverting to their car instead.

Currently they're attempting to fix this issue by operating a car pooling scheme, and nearly a fifth of staff and students currently cycle to work/courses (more in the summer).
It should be noted that much of those spaces are taken by staff and students. There have also been many changes to the bus services that has lead to hospital people reverting to their car instead. Currently they're attempting to fix this issue by operating a car pooling scheme, and nearly a fifth of staff and students currently cycle to work/courses (more in the summer). downfader
  • Score: 0

3:17pm Sat 21 Jun 14

tootle says...

Son had an appointment recently - all of 2 minutes. Out of the house for an hour, had to pay an hour parking - ridiculous since I am paying the parking, I am missing work and I live within walking distance but he can't walk both ways!

Want more parking - move more services back to S Hants then jack the parking charges up again(including to staff) - won't need it then.
Son had an appointment recently - all of 2 minutes. Out of the house for an hour, had to pay an hour parking - ridiculous since I am paying the parking, I am missing work and I live within walking distance but he can't walk both ways! Want more parking - move more services back to S Hants then jack the parking charges up again(including to staff) - won't need it then. tootle
  • Score: 0

5:07pm Sat 21 Jun 14

03alpe01 says...

Surely 23 more parking spaces are better than no more parking spaces right?
Surely 23 more parking spaces are better than no more parking spaces right? 03alpe01
  • Score: -1

7:16pm Sat 21 Jun 14

downfader says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Surely 23 more parking spaces are better than no more parking spaces right?
True. Especially if they can control the hospitals own usage. At £600 a space a year to staff though, will they be willing?
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Surely 23 more parking spaces are better than no more parking spaces right?[/p][/quote]True. Especially if they can control the hospitals own usage. At £600 a space a year to staff though, will they be willing? downfader
  • Score: 0

9:11pm Sat 21 Jun 14

loosehead says...

They bought most of the houses in Laundry road for a car park so only 23 more spaces/
could it be that where the other car park is residents stopped them building it any higher?
They bought most of the houses in Laundry road for a car park so only 23 more spaces/ could it be that where the other car park is residents stopped them building it any higher? loosehead
  • Score: -1

10:39pm Sat 21 Jun 14

derek james says...

tootle wrote:
Son had an appointment recently - all of 2 minutes. Out of the house for an hour, had to pay an hour parking - ridiculous since I am paying the parking, I am missing work and I live within walking distance but he can't walk both ways!

Want more parking - move more services back to S Hants then jack the parking charges up again(including to staff) - won't need it then.
had to go to rsh the other day, parking is similar to heathrow where you pay on exit , only thing is the pay machine is in the hospital, not well signposted, just as much a shambles
[quote][p][bold]tootle[/bold] wrote: Son had an appointment recently - all of 2 minutes. Out of the house for an hour, had to pay an hour parking - ridiculous since I am paying the parking, I am missing work and I live within walking distance but he can't walk both ways! Want more parking - move more services back to S Hants then jack the parking charges up again(including to staff) - won't need it then.[/p][/quote]had to go to rsh the other day, parking is similar to heathrow where you pay on exit , only thing is the pay machine is in the hospital, not well signposted, just as much a shambles derek james
  • Score: -1

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