Hospital's warning to drivers

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


DRIVERS have been given a stern warning against using St Mary's Hospital as a shortcut.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust chief executive Karen Baker said action would be taken against motorists who cut through the hospital site between Parkhurst Road and Dodnor Lane.

"I have been concerned in recent weeks to see vehicles speeding around the St Mary’s site and asked for action to be taken.

"During one week, our health, safety and security team turned 87 cars around on the Monday that were just using the site as a shortcut. On Wednesday it was 93 cars and on the Friday it was 60," she said.


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by G Day

13th December 2012, at 15:55:40

Why don't you start charging £1 for the privilege of using the short cut. You will either stop cars from using it or make a few hundred a week. It could be used to subsidise the astronomical parking fees.

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by alan naylor

13th December 2012, at 13:56:15

Stupid place to build a Hospital in the first place there never was enough room for visitors patient s and staff car parking and now everyone s falling out with each other instead of getting to the root of the problem ITS YOUR ISLAND REPRESENTITIVES AND DECISION MAKERS they have all the data on population growth they must have all gone to the islands schools for their education

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by Lee Ambler

12th December 2012, at 19:57:35

Maybe the hospital could build a staff car park to free up the ones around the hospital?

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by b ward

12th December 2012, at 18:48:40

this is fine but could st marys also stop using the surrounding industrial estates
as a car ****ng area and smoking areas for their staff and customers.
Because this is causing disruption to our customers and delivery drivers.
We have complained but it appears to have been ignored to.

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by Stephen Elliott

12th December 2012, at 17:56:11

Yeah get back out on the roads and wait your turn in the queues you ruffians...All speed demons and no doubt young you rapscallions!!!

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