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I am having Radio Therapy and find all staff lovely.... What I do find absolutely hideous is the parking situation, looking back at the others comments you still don't say how you are going to solve the problem of parking.....today I saw that the builders could park in the pay and display slots, some where actually on double yellow lines.....have they no heart? It's all very well you saying catch the hospital bus but some people are feeling so tired and down after various treatments they really shouldn't have to worry about catching buses and the Marlborough st. Car park is on a very steep hill....Please don't give an 'off pat' answer to this review as politicians do, we are alot brighter than you think. I suspect the Architects who planned the extensions haven't thought about enough parking. Please please give an honest reply to this...

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Response from Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your treatment at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC). We are sorry that we have not covered our future plans for parking in previous comments and we apologise that you have had difficulty in parking at the centre as a result of the current building works. Patients receiving radiotherapy treatment can get a concessionary ticket allowing them to park for a week for £3.40. Please ask at BHOC main reception for more details. This is valid in any hospital car park, unfortunately due to the building work our two nearest car parks are both a short walk away. We are very lucky to have a voluntary driver at BHOC, and if you are feeling tired after treatment and want a lift up the hill please do ask at our main reception desk, and if the driver is available they would be happy to drive you to your car. We know that parking when patients come to our hospitals is a real challenge, particularly due to our city centre location. In planning and designing the new extension the architects were keenly aware of this, and they have designed the new extension so it sits on stilts. Once the building work is complete at the end of this year this will mean that we have parking back on site outside the front of the BHOC. If you would like to look at plans of the new build these are in our main reception area or there is an artist’s impression on our website which shows the parking area: http://www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/media/1792813/view_from_the_almshouse_on_horfield_road.jpg The pay-and-display slots on Horfield Road are public parking and therefore all vehicles can park there, however we have fed back to our contractors the importance of giving patients priority in these areas. Thank you again for taking the time to write, and we are glad to hear that the staff in radiotherapy were lovely.

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