Tesco's U-turn over breast screening in Potters Bar
SUPERMARKET bosses have been forced to make an embarrassing U-turn on banning breast screening units from its car park. Cancer experts from the North London Breast Screening Service told the Potters Bar Edition how Tesco bosses were unable to accommodate
SUPERMARKET bosses have been forced to make an embarrassing U-turn on banning breast screening units from its car park.
Cancer experts from the North London Breast Screening Service told the Potters Bar Edition how Tesco bosses were unable to accommodate the mobile unit at their site in Mutton Lane.
The superstore raised concerns that car parking spaces would be lost for customers, particularly during the busy bank holiday weekend.
Tesco managers, however, have denied ever refusing admittance to the life-saving screening van.
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A spokesman for the screening service said: "We contacted both Sainsbury's and Tesco.
"Sainsbury's had building works ongoing and could not accommodate us on this occasion. Tesco said no due to concerns over limited car parking spaces."
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The service was forced to relocate to Barnet General Hospital.
A string of complaints from concerned Potters Bar women were received urging the superstore to reconsider.
Potters Bar resident Susan McCann raised concerns in the Parkfield Medical Centre Newsletter of the accessibility of the unit.
She said: "It takes two buses to get to Barnet General Hospital, or one bus to Barnet High Street followed by a 10-15 minute walk.
"Travelling by car means finding a parking space in an already oversubscribed car park and paying �4."
The service spokesman added Tesco had reconsidered and welcomed them back for their next roadshow, expected to be within the next six months.
The manager of the Tesco store said: "I am quite happy to have them on site.