"Disabled parking"

About: Queen's Medical Centre

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Can not fault the treatment received from all staff - this hospital is one of the best in the country However as per previous posts the treatment of disabled patients and visitors is a let down . Today Sunday at 6-40pm six female nurses all in uniform arrived within 2/3 mins in six separate cars and all parked in the disabled car park next to the fracture clinic. Four of them took disabled bays and the other two parked outside of bays in the turning areas making it dangerous for others entering or leaving.Ten minuets later a genuine badge holder arrived and after driving around the car park three times had to leave and park elsewhere. This situation is so infuriating and to help you realise the scale of the problem I took the time to check the rest of the car park - In addition to the 6 nurses mentioned above a further 13 cars were parked without a blue badge so a total of 19 in a small cat park. Can you please take this matter seriously and understand that a blue badge is issued for a reason and take steps to stop the inconsiderate parkers. Thank you

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for your comments. We do acknowledge that this has been a worsening problem over the last few months, which is impacting on those patients, visitors and carers who need to use these parking spaces most.

From next week (w/c 14 October) we will be increasing patrols in these car parks to ensure that both patients and staff are parking appropriately. We will also politely remind our own colleagues that when parking on-site, only designated staff car parks should be used and describe the impact inappropriate parking has on our patients and visitors.

Gary Tibbs

Fire Safety & Security Manager

Response from Queen's Medical Centre

We do acknowledge that this has been a worsening problem over the last few months, which is impacting on those patients, visitors and carers who need to use these parking spaces most. From 14 October we have increased patrols in these car parks to ensure that both patients and staff are parking appropriately. We will also politely remind our own colleagues that when parking on-site, only designated staff car parks should be used and describe the impact inappropriate parking has on our patients and visitors. Gary Tibbs Fire Safety & Security Manager

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