Abuse of disabled parking spaces at Daisy Hill Hospital

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Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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disabled parkingThe Southern Health and Social Care Trust is appealing for drivers to respect the designated disabled car parking spaces on both Craigavon and Daisy Hill Hospital sites.

Hospital staff are reporting that disabled spaces and drop-off points on both sites are being abused as well as the emergency spaces at the front of Daisy Hill – despite the Porters applying stickers on car window screens.



Esther Gishkori, Director for Acute Services at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust said, “As demands on our services continually increase and our hospitals are so busy, we are continually looking for ways to manage traffic congestion.

“In recent years we have introduced a number of new spaces to improve access for all patients and have increased the number of disabled spaces for people with mobility difficulties.



“However, we are well aware that some drivers with mobility issues are having difficulty finding accessible car parking, making them late for important appointments and causing great inconvenience.

She added, “I appeal to people who do not have a blue badge to have more consideration by parking that little bit further away to ensure that everyone can access the services they need.”



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2 Comments for “Abuse of disabled parking spaces at Daisy Hill Hospital”

  1. Sarah McDonald

    Where on earth are people ment to park?
    There is just not enough parking full stop.
    Dropping a person at the door who isn’t fit to go to there appointment on there own while you drive around and around looking to park is unacceptable. what is the answer?

    • Charlie Chalk

      Well for a start not on a disabled bay would be one answer !!!

      One day you should try parking in a non designated parking space. Jump into a wheelchair and see how difficult or indeed inconvenient that is for you.

      The topic is about Disabled people getting their rights to adequate parking. People like you disgust me but changing such a topic to focus “oh woe is me” … “I am so hard done by”. Drama Queen !!! Get a life or get a taxi !!!

      NB “their appointment, not there appointment”

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