"Good hospital shame about the car parking system!"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
Posted by blackdoctor
My family have used this hospital many times in recent years and on two occasions in 2013. This, we have used Ward 2, the walk-in centre, A & E, Ultrasound and Ambulatory Care Unit. The staff have been very good and we have been treated well. There have been changes to the car parking system recently, so what was previously somewhat satisfactory (although expansive!) is now a shambles. There is no longer any indication of whether spaces are available so people were driving around the car parks waiting for people to leave. Furthermore, especially when you need A & E, it is impossible to predict how long your stay will be but you have to pay for parking on arrival then hope you are available, if you are able, to go back and purchase further parking time. The old system had none of these problems, so from our viewpoint, the change is a significant backward step!