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18-10-2018, 08:14   #1
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I need to go from the travelodge on prince of Wales road to the Northern general hospital next Wednesday my appointment at the hospital is 10am if I left at 9.30am would the parkway be busy ? How long should the journey take ? Thankyou for your help
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18-10-2018, 08:22   #2
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You might need a lot of time to find somewhere to park....I would leave a lot earlier than just half an hour before...
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18-10-2018, 08:28   #3
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It'll take about 15 minutes on quiet roads, double that at busy times.

Either way 30 minutes is absolutely nowhere near enough, taking into account parking, walking to where you want to go etc.

45 minutes is more realistic if you don't want to be rushing.

But I'd set off about 9am if I were you and take it steady.

Google maps is quite good for estimating journey times at particular times on particular days, broadly in line with what we're saying:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Tr...1540371600!3e0
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18-10-2018, 08:29   #4
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I need to go from the travelodge on prince of Wales road to the Northern general hospital next Wednesday my appointment at the hospital is 10am if I left at 9.30am would the parkway be busy ? How long should the journey take ? Thankyou for your help
You would be crossing over the Parkway.
If you are being dropped off and are very familiar with the NGH layout then 30 minutes would be a minimum.
An hour would include the drive(15), finding a space to park(15), walk to and finding the correct reception(15) and another 15 just in case.
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Thankyou for the replies I have sat nav in the car I’ve done an AA route search it doesn’t look far
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18-10-2018, 08:48   #6
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Thankyou for the replies I have sat nav in the car Iíve done an AA route search it doesnít look far

It isnt far but as people have already said you need to give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space.
I took my Mum to an appointment yesterday and it took us 20 minutes to find a space.
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18-10-2018, 08:53   #7
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I will leave at 9am to give me time for parking
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18-10-2018, 08:58   #8
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Try to get to a car park within the grounds near to where you need to be with time to spare. If there are no spaces hang about for a while and a space may become vacant; the person leaving will probably hand over their parking ticket.
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18-10-2018, 09:25   #9
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Plenty of parking on side roads around the hospital, providing your prepared for a 10min walk..
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18-10-2018, 10:47   #10
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As someone who works at the NGH, I would recommend having someone drop you off or getting a taxi.
That time of day is the very worst time to try and find a parking space and I would imagine you can do without that stress before a hospital appointment.
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18-10-2018, 11:35   #11
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Have to agree with Daven, last time I went I was looking for somewhere to park for ages. I thought I will have one last go in the car park down from A & E and if I can't I am going home, I was fortunate that someone was just leaving and that was mid morning.
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My sat nav preview is saying take the parkway and not the other way ? Which way is best?
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20-10-2018, 10:03   #13
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My sat nav preview is saying take the parkway and not the other way ? Which way is best?
Dont do the parkway, may be ok, may not. You will only find out when its too late.
I attend there frequently from Rotherham and never have any problem parking but there again I am not afraid to pay for parking.
The site at NGH is big so allow 15 minutes to get from the car park to your appointment.
I would say from The travel lodge you should leave about an hour before and you will get there in plenty time.
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My sat nav preview is saying take the parkway and not the other way ? Which way is best?

The location of the reception for your clinic will be shown on your appointment letter. There are many different receptions!
This governs which of the many car parks you use which in turn governs the hospital entrance you use (Herries or Barnsley Road).
Satnavs might plot different routes to these different entrances at different times of day.
Locals and hospital users can and have provided a wide variety of routes and options for you. Most will say to avoid the Parkway into the City as it can have long tail-backs at that time-avoid. I would use the A6102 all the way. Just follow the big red H A & E signs from the roundabout.

The Sheffield Meadowhall Travelodge would provide much quicker access to the NGH and has a regular bus to the NGH.
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20-10-2018, 11:19   #15
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Thankyou Annie it’s the princess royal spinal injuries department off Barnsley road
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Again I would say - get a taxi or someone to drop you off. For a 10am appointment you are very unlikely to find somewhere to park nearby.
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20-10-2018, 23:09   #17
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Again I would say - get a taxi or someone to drop you off. For a 10am appointment you are very unlikely to find somewhere to park nearby.
You're wasting your breath. He's too stubborn to listen.
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21-10-2018, 08:30   #18
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You're wasting your breath. He's too stubborn to listen.
How dare you say that Iíve a blue badge and can be lucky and get in the blue badge carpark at the spinal injuries department due to having a spinal injury ie semi paraplegic
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21-10-2018, 12:33   #20
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I will try to get you the best route on google maps.
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/S2+1...8!2d53.4093237
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