For those staff and those affected by the parking problems in and around the Royal Alexandra Hospital Paisley, the health board has been taken to task by Renfrewshire Council and its councillors, this was sent in to me by Councillor George Adam explaining the head of Roads reply to a stern letter written to the Health board regarding the problems.

Following recent problems over parking displacement onto streets around the
RAH, we met again yesterday afternoon with senior management of the Health
Board. Management of the RAH propose to issue a further 200
(approximately) permits to staff and allocate a significant proportion of
the short stay car park (the large car park to the front of the hospital)
for staff parking. These measures should be in place by Monday next week.

This should have an impact on the amount of cars parked on street around
the hospital and we will monitor the effect of this. It is likely that we
will meet again with management later next week to discuss the outcome. RAH
and Health Board management have committed to resolving the current problem
whereby on site parking is under utilised.

Are you a staff member or a patient and have been inconvenienced by the whole experience please contact us at or leave a comment below.

Thanks to Councillor Adam for keeping us up to date and also to the council for their efforts to resolve the issue.


One of our visitors to the Paisley website and long term contributor, has had some problems with a member of his family having to be transferred to The Glasgow Royal Hospital as the RAH runs out of beds… here is a snippet from our message board…

Patients transferred to the Royal in Glasgow as the RAH runs out of beds

The winter toll is taking full effect on the RAH in Paisley countless people attending with broken bones after falling in the snow and ice are facing hours of waiting, its that bad that there isn’t enough operating hours in the day to cope with patient demand never before has Paisley RAH seen scenes this bad.

Tonight i saw for my self the full extent of whats going on behing the scenes as i spent 9 hours at accident and emergency and here is a personal senario i saw for myself tonight.

patient arrives at A&E at before 6pm

seen by doctors, diagnosed and being admited and left on trolley before 7pm

bed finaly got at nearly 2am after 7 hours on a hospital trolley and all this on a pensioner of nearly 90

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Please be careful out on the streets of Paisley today stay in if you can as there are floods everywhere, some people are trapped in their cars at the bottom of Ferguslie main road at Aldi and the road to the main hospital the Royal Alexandra Hospital RAH Paisley is under water as the Ferguslie cricket ground has flooded over onto the main road, so basically its chaos out there …

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I want to ask a question and feel free to comment but has there ever been as bad a weather over Scotland as there has been recently? It seems to get worse each year and with the weather set to go mental on Monday “see the attached article from the evening times” its a scary place to live sometimes..

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