Path to medical centre now safer for patients

Path to medical centre now safer for patients

by Henry James (June 2022)

A PAVED path has been installed between the Morrisons store and the medical centre car parks in Maghull by a maintenance company as part of its charity work.

The pavement had been requested by the Friends of Maghull and District group because parking problems at Maghull Medical Centre was causing a danger to users.

Dr Frank Sharp of FOMD said: “The car park at the medical centre has been overwhelmed, which resulted in dangerous parking on pavements and more people using the Morrisons car park.

“This meant many vulnerable patients had to walk in the road or risk injury walking across the sloping, slippy grass verge between the car parks.

“Many people reported injuries, including an elderly gentleman who explained that he had actually broken his ankle on his way to the Medical Centre!”

The path was built by Spacecare which undertakes maintenance work around most of the Maghull shopping centre.

Spacecare chief executive Chris Hicks said: “We were delighted to support this important initiative for the local community, and to complement the wonderful work undertaken by various local charities.”

Outgoing Mayor of Maghull John Sayers said: “I want to thank Spacecare for their generous altruism to provide a much-needed path solution.

“It was only last year that we were indebted to Spacecare for also providing - free of charge - the beautiful foundation to our ecology rhinoceros sculpture, whilst throughout the year they have kept the whole area looking immaculate.

“In addition, I would like to thank the NHS Medical Centre and Morrisons for giving permission for the path and supporting each other with the car parking.”

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