St Helier Hospital car park build given planning permission by Sutton Council

Sutton Guardian: St Helier Hospital St Helier Hospital

Major car park improvements are set to go ahead at St Helier Hospital.

A new one-floor car deck will be built at the hospital, providing about an extra 100 spaces, after Sutton Council granted planning permission.

Work has already started and it is hoped the car deck will be fully operational by the end of March.

Chief executive Matthew Hopkins said: “With the re-location of some services from Sutton Hospital to St Helier, car parking spaces have been a little squeezed and we are delighted to be able to offer visitors, patients and staff extra car parking facilities which we hope will make journeys to and from the hospital smoother.

"Work is also ongoing to Epsom Hospital to optimise a number of car parking spaces.”

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9:39am Fri 14 Feb 14

Niki R says...

A smaller car park than planned under the redevelopment proposals, I note.
A smaller car park than planned under the redevelopment proposals, I note. Niki R
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11:02am Fri 14 Feb 14

suttondad says...

Have a bit of back bone council, should of made it know that the car park would be part of a wider investment in the hospital.
Have a bit of back bone council, should of made it know that the car park would be part of a wider investment in the hospital. suttondad
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12:44pm Fri 14 Feb 14

SheilaBB90 says...

Be nice if they gave up a few more spaces for disabled users, instead of giving all their spaces to staff. Unless you get there first thing in the morning you have no chance of getting a disabled space. I hope this extension doesn't mean a rise in parking costs to pay for it either.
Be nice if they gave up a few more spaces for disabled users, instead of giving all their spaces to staff. Unless you get there first thing in the morning you have no chance of getting a disabled space. I hope this extension doesn't mean a rise in parking costs to pay for it either. SheilaBB90
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8:04pm Fri 14 Feb 14

lilacgeorge says...

SheilaBB90 wrote:
Be nice if they gave up a few more spaces for disabled users, instead of giving all their spaces to staff. Unless you get there first thing in the morning you have no chance of getting a disabled space. I hope this extension doesn't mean a rise in parking costs to pay for it either.
as a member of staff I feel totally offended at this remark! The extra spaces are for staff AND patients! Also if we can't park how are we meant to work??? We pay for our parking and trust me it's NOT cheap!!! We have to pay for a permit AND scratch cards. I also agree that we need more disabled bays (my mum is a blue badge holder!) and I think its disgusting that the disabled bays in the barrier part of the car park are chargeable BUT that is down to the private car park owners NOT the hospital or its staff
[quote][p][bold]SheilaBB90[/bold] wrote: Be nice if they gave up a few more spaces for disabled users, instead of giving all their spaces to staff. Unless you get there first thing in the morning you have no chance of getting a disabled space. I hope this extension doesn't mean a rise in parking costs to pay for it either.[/p][/quote]as a member of staff I feel totally offended at this remark! The extra spaces are for staff AND patients! Also if we can't park how are we meant to work??? We pay for our parking and trust me it's NOT cheap!!! We have to pay for a permit AND scratch cards. I also agree that we need more disabled bays (my mum is a blue badge holder!) and I think its disgusting that the disabled bays in the barrier part of the car park are chargeable BUT that is down to the private car park owners NOT the hospital or its staff lilacgeorge
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12:49am Sun 16 Feb 14

GreenBrown says...

This was needed 20 years ago. If a private firm runs the hospital car park then that is scandalous. It's bad enough having to pay the extortionate amount they charge to park, but if the money isn't even benefiting the hospital then that really is disgusting. Making money from such an activity is immoral. Making money from the sick or those visiting the sick, shameful. Those extra spaces will bring in a tidy sum...kerching!
This was needed 20 years ago. If a private firm runs the hospital car park then that is scandalous. It's bad enough having to pay the extortionate amount they charge to park, but if the money isn't even benefiting the hospital then that really is disgusting. Making money from such an activity is immoral. Making money from the sick or those visiting the sick, shameful. Those extra spaces will bring in a tidy sum...kerching! GreenBrown
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