To: Jeremy Hunt, Health Minister

Free parking at all hospitals for NHS staff

Free parking at all hospitals for NHS staff

Make parking free to all NHS staff at hospitals.

Why is this important?

People who save lives everyday shouldn't have to pay to go to work. NHS employees work so hard and are national superheroes. Why should they save someone's life then find they got a parking ticket? The money from the parking fees doesn't always go to the patient care or the NHS, it goes to private companies such as access and Vinci that 'run' the car parks. All these private companies do is check tickets and hand out fines, they may not grit in icy weather of provide any upkeep on the state of the roads. It's disgraceful. Most NHS staff are not paid a great deal and this extra cost is a strain on their wages and added stress for them. They have enough stress, they don't need parking tickets to add to it.

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Reasons for signing

  • My Grandaughter is a student midwife, she was working an unpaid ,12 hr. night shift, she could not find a safe space to Park anywhere near the hospital. She parked in the staff car park overnight, and was fined £30. Disgraceful.
  • I'm signing because I'm a staff nurse that goes to work like everyone else to provide for my family, pay my bills and when working 13 hour shifts delivering care to the general public it is disgusting that staff have to pay £31 a month just to park outside of the place where they work not even to mention the £120 a year we have to pay to continue on the register!
  • £24 per month to park to work part time 🤔 not good !!

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2014-06-28 10:07:00 +0100

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