"Parking chaos at The Royal Glamorgan"
About: The Royal Glamorgan Hospital / Paediatrics The Royal Glamorgan Hospital Paediatrics CF72 8XR
Posted by 266frenchie (as ),
My wife and I took our twin 30 months old boys for a hearing test today at the Royal Glamorgan. First I must say that the health professionals who dealt with us were without exception excellent. We arrived we thought in good time for our appointment to find that there were no parking spaces available. There were huge numbers of cars parking anywhere they could put their cars despite numerous signs warning of £100 fines for not parking in designated bays. I parked in a gap and crossed my fingers.
On my return two security/car park attendants were explaining to a very upset visitor that it was between him and the trust, not them. I escaped without a ticket as they were just about to do my row but something needs to be done. I think it very likely that now that parking has become free, people are using it as a car share car park.
I have regrettably spent a great deal of time in the Royal over the years and have never seen what I saw today. Surely if the trust is employing security, could they not charge for anyone using the car park with tokens available for patient with appointment paperwork? Visitors who have to attend regularly perhaps could buy a weekly/monthly ticket which in fact they used to do.
I appreciate that free parking is the ideal for a hospital, but not for tightfisted low lives to block the spaces needed for the staff, visitors and most of all patients.