"Car parking is a nightmare"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
Was visiting to bring my brother for an appointment with the oncologist. Despite taking two hours of parking which we thought would be more than enough, we ended up waiting an hour and then in the consultation I was worrying as I knew the parking was going to run out. Additionally there ws no indication at all in the waiting area that the doctor was running late - how hard would it be to put up a notice on the white board - at least then we could have sorted the parking out before the consultation started. It is the most stupid system ever devised. What's wrong with systems like those at other local hospitals (eg Freeman, RVI) where you take a card on the way in and pay on the way out for the time you have taken. As it was after the consultation I then had to go back to the machine and pratt about putting more money in, whilst my brother stood about waiting having just been given a very serious diagnosis of cancer.