A queue for the car park at The Beaumont Hospital in Dublin
Via Tony McCullagh in The Dublin People
These days, you have to queue just to get into a hospital car park. On two occasions last month, I personally witnessed long tailbacks into Beaumont Hospital’s car park.
Some of the frustrated motorists stuck in their cars may have been visiting sick friends or relatives, but others would have had appointments of varying degrees of urgency to attend.
As a result, there was absolute chaos as people scrambled to find alternative parking in nearby residential areas.
And when I say nearby, I mean at least a 20-minute walk away, heaping further pressure on those already late for appointments. The word fiasco really doesn’t do it justice…