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A close aunt of mine is currently in Watford general hospital, and has been for over a month after complications from chemotherapy. Luckily while at the start it really was not looking good, she is making a good recovery, though slowly. As such we are visiting each Sunday, which is a 120 mile round trip for us.

The hospital is literally next door to the saracens stadium, and while this has happened before while we were visiting today was an utter nightmare. With a match on the whole town grinds to a halt, traffic backed up pretty much to the M1 junction, and the road to the hospital closed off completely making you go out your way to bypass the stadium.

But what really is an utter p*** take is the hospital car park gets taken over with the rugby too, and that is the hospital allowing it!!!. I thought my Dad was going to hospitalize the high and mighty car park attendant, when he asked where we were going, it should be bloody obvious
 
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Best park in Queens, or the old market, and just foot slog down vicarage road.:
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Best park in Queens, or the old market, and just foot slog down vicarage road.:
The rugby fans should be doing that, not people visiting patients in the hospital
 
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... and even when they build new venues,
they stick them in crowded areas badly
served by public transport, like Wembley.

 
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My daughter trained then worked as a SRGN, there, and had to pay for parking! Hornets, footie' on saturdays, trouble! Saracens rugger on sundays, no trouble!
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... and even when they build new venues,
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served by public transport, like Wembley.




I went to the new Wembley last year by public transport.
I had no problem getting there at all






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Taint' far from Stanmore down Honeypot Lane, to Wembley, nice stroll I reckon? Bit too far to walk from France though.
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You've got to understand that it's very important for hospitals to raise as much revenue as possible. If they raise sufficient funds they can then afford to employ a bunch of to55ers who get paid a fortune to tell them how to save money!
Pleased to hear your aunt's on the mend though, the medical staff at least must have been doing their job!
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I must admit, when I walk away from old Trafford after a game, I do feel sorry for the people sitting in the cars because the roads have been closed to get everyone out afterwards.
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Best is when the daughter is ready to perform, and the son-in-law is racing through the Saturday footie traffic to get her there, before she drops it! He was fuming, and flapping, I can tell you. Then he had to find somewhere to park! Bl***y nightmare, since they closed the local maternity! Stupid government.
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You've got to understand that it's very important for hospitals to raise as much revenue as possible. If they raise sufficient funds they can then afford to employ a bunch of to55ers who get paid a fortune to tell them how to save money!
Pleased to hear your aunt's on the mend though, the medical staff at least must have been doing their job!
Thank you. Yes as ever the nursing staff are fantastic, despite being overworked and in a run down hospital.
 
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Been through it myself a couple of times with not such good results my friend but staff always fantastic. Live each day as if it's your last is my prescription so make sure you take her out in that GTA and make her spine tingle!
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Hospital car parks should be the following..

A. Used only by visitors and employees at the hospital

B. Free of charge. I find it sickening that I had to pay £7.00 when I went to visit my sister in hospital last year.

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Unfortunately OA, the only way to try to ensure A, is to not do B.
As long as the money goes to the hospital, I'm quite happy to pay for parking at one.
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I went to the new Wembley last year by public transport.
I had no problem getting there at all

Have they built a new tube or train station then?
 
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Unfortunately OA, the only way to try to ensure A, is to not do B.
As long as the money goes to the hospital, I'm quite happy to pay for parking at one.
I'd be surprised if the money went to the Hospital.

(The PPP/PFI will most likely suck that up.)
 
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Have they built a new tube or train station then?
We used Wembley Park station.



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We used Wembley Park station.
When they build a new stadium elsewhere in the world,
They give it a station and direct rail link too.


Picking one at random.... ummm.....

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Hospital car parks should be the following..

A. Used only by visitors and employees at the hospital

B. Free of charge. I find it sickening that I had to pay 7.00 when I went to visit my sister in hospital last year.

Too true. They have at least given my uncle a free car park pass, but then my Uncle and Cousins have had to take turns in staying with my Aunt over night, as they are so understaffed and my Aunt until this last week couldn't do anything for herself.
 
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