"Can't get out of your car"

About: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

The question has to be asked why there isn't one parent and child parking space at the Queen Elizabeth hospital. Then the answer is of cause greed. Try parking a family car in the bays and you will not get the back doors open to get your toddler out. Enjoy putting your money in the meter making a fat cat even richer then when returning to car glance at all the empty disabled bay's whilst thinking surely someone must have an ounce of common sense. Clearly those in charge of parking certainly haven't.

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Response from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for posting your very helpful comment about the car park. We have regular correspondence about parking but this is the first time this particular issue has been brought to our attention. During this last eighteen months we have tried to make a number of changes to improve the experience for the public when using the car park at the hospital. This has included creating additional parking bays, establishing a number of bays for the disabled near to the hospital and upgrading the parking meters to allow the public to buy a more flexible range of parking tickets and so potentially reduce the cost of parking at the hospital. However, this has not included creating wider bays for parents with young children so I will pass your comments on to our Travel Officer to see whether this is an issue we can address in our future car park improvement plans.

Claire Roberts

Associate Director of Patient Experience

Tel: 01553 613459 or email: claire.roberts@qehkl.nhs.uk