A number of people have fallen in and around the surgery car park since we moved in. The “pier”, which juts out into the car park, from the main entrance, appears to be causing the most problems.
Signs, warning of the step have been erected on the canopy supports and on the sliding entrance door but appear to have made little difference.
Various meetings have taken place to determine the best course of action and plans were in place to paint the curb stones yellow.
The surgery has today commissioned a report from a “transport” expert to determine the best course of action and this may include the provision of railings on either side of the “pier”.
We have received various comments about the lighting (being too bright) and as such we believe that the car park is adequately lit.
In the meantime we have erected some bollards to prevent further people falling up or down the curb in that location.
We’d like to request that patients and visitors are especially careful when navigating the car park on foot.