"Getting to QMC by tram"
About: Queen's Medical Centre Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2UH
Posted by Anonymous
Arrived today by tram from Hucknall to be greeted by a salt gritted surface which would have been handy if it was icy. The lift took us down to what I would describe as 'where are we, no man's land?'. After pressing the information button I was greeted by a very friendly person who worked for the tram, but didn't know anything about the hospital entrances.
There was a part built bridge not connecting the tram to the building with 'do not enter' signage before we took the lift down. Now if the bridge was finished and did actually link to the building that would have been a welcome we would have expected at the hospital. But no, the signage to the 'entrances' along with a Medilink bus stop was found near the lift and .we walked in the rain around the building to ENT where we entered and followed signs to reception.
On exiting the lifts after visiting ward F20 which told us inside it to follow signs for the tram we saw no signage at all and I asked a kind staff member the quickest way back to the tram. We exited West wing and walked aroun the building, through a car park and up in the lift- a quicker, but not official route!
How disappointed we were after such an easy journey on the tram to not find the logistics in place at the hospital.
Obviously the management of the hospital need to put patient care first, but this was ridiculous.
Maybe volunteers should be posted at the tram or tram staff trained on logistics of the hospital. Fair enough a map f the hospital was at the tram stop but visitors need a list of where wards and departments are.
Kings Mill have a colour scheme route on floors to show which route to take where and it works.
Suggest QMC management have a meeting to sort out the tram to QMC enrtrancer poblem after all we are encouraged to use public transport and we will as the parking at the hospital is horrendous, but that is another story...
Disgruntled visitor on a Sunday in winter!