‘Parking crisis at hospital’ – Fitzmaurice

There is a major problem with regard to parking at Roscommon Hospital, it has been claimed this week.

  Local Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said that the matter had reached “crisis point” and he urged the Health Service Executive to improve parking facilities at the hospital immediately.

  He said: “In recent weeks, staff at the hospital have been told to park outside Dr Hyde Park GAA grounds to avoid congestion at the hospital.

  “There are fewer and fewer parking places for patients and staff to park at the hospital and it is leading to problems on a daily basis.

  “Local residents are not happy either as the reduced amount of parking space means that cars are being parked illegally in close proximity to the hospital.”

  Deputy Fitzmaurice said that the car park at Hyde Park is unsuitable as an overflow section because of the number of events being held there. He said that he had drafted a letter for the Saolta University Health Care Group urging them to address the matter.