Fined for driving in a BUS ONLY Lane at the Hospital

I received a call from a resident today.  The resident had to drive her wheelchair bound husband to Queens hospital.

A letter requesting the attendance had suggested parking at the back of the hospital in the GREEN ZONE.

The resident had driven in to the hospital from Rom Valley Way (opposite the Mother Care World store). When she reached the roundabout to go to the front of the hospital, she saw the route to the back of the hospital, and also noticed the sign saying No Exit, Access to Oncology and A&E Drop Off.

 

Unfortunately, the resident ignored the signs and received a fine for driving where she should not have.

 

The car park for the department she wanted to park near, can only be accessed from the Oldchurch Road – opposite where the previous hospital was.

Please be aware that driving down the bus lane at the hospital will almost definitely get a ticket.

I will be contacting the hospital and will ask them to include driving directions to their appointment letters when it comes to requesting people park at the back of the Hospital

 

UPDATE – 7/6/21

On further examination of the area in question – the BUS GATE is the area monitored by a Camera (see picture).

To get in to the car park at the rear of the Hospital, you need to enter the car park through Old Church Road.

If you pass through the Bus Gate and you are not driving one of those big red things – you will likely get a ticket for your effort

 

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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