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Hospital car park situation ‘verging on the impossible’

 Published on: 4th April 2018   |   By: Court reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

A former parish councillor has spoken out about the “challenging” situation at Watford General Hospital’s car park.

Hazel Seeley, who worked for Croxley Green Parish Council, describes the lower car park and its steep gradient as difficult for a variety of users, from mothers with prams and small children to the pregnant and elderly.

She said: “The car park never used to be great, but it is now verging on the impossible. The lower car park and the gradient to reach the hospital entrance is, to put it mildly, challenging, not only for the elderly but for mothers with prams and young children, outpatients and visitors.

“As a personal example, I know people who attend the hospital on a regular basis and it is very stressful. This is without the convoluted way of reaching the car park.

“A friend of mine took 45 minutes before she found a space then had to hurry (or try to) up to the main entrance. And for all this stress for a £4 charge.

“Try taking a bawling six-year-old in the pouring rain/snow/sleet. Not nice.

“Some friends of mine (one with a walking disability) had to drive round for 45 minutes to find a car parking space. Then tackle the gradient up to the main entrance. Something needs to be done about this.”

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