Concerns raised over price of Sheppey Community Hospital car park revamp
Sheppey Community Hospital - work is
underway to revamp the car park
Concerns have been raised about the amount of money being spent
to revamp a hospital car park.
Earlier this month we reported how work to improve the land
outside Sheppey Community Hospital is under way.
NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent, which runs the building in Plover
Road, Minster, is spending £110,000 to put in another 25 parking
spaces, more lighting and paths.
Our story prompted Bryan Wilson, of Admirals Walk, Halfway, to
share his thoughts on how he feels it’s a lot of money to spend for
so few extra spaces.
Parking at the site has long been a problem, with visitors
regularly having to leave their vehicles on grass verges, which
with regular use and bad weather have become churned up muddy
Mr Wilson, 74, said he thinks they would need at least 100 extra
spaces to improve things and can’t understand why the money is
going towards landscaping land which could be made into parking
New spaces are being put in
at the car park at Sheppey Community Hospital
“It seems a very grand sort of scheme for 25 spaces,” he
“People are amazed they are spending £110,000 and everybody I
have spoken to, although we don’t understand the technical side,
think it seems an extortionate amount and not value for money.”
Head of PCT estate development at NHS Kent and Medway, Andrea
Benneyworth, said: “With this particular site we were restricted on
the number of car parking spaces we could provide because of the
space available and we have to include landscaping to help
“However, we are continually assessing the parking situation and
looking at other solutions.”
The work is expected to be finished by the end of March.
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