To: Helen Thompson, Interim CEO , Stockport Foundation Trust

Stop charging our NHS Nurses parking fees for doing their job

Stop charging our NHS Nurses parking fees for doing their job

Stop the parking charges for our NHS nurses at Stepping Hill Hospital, they shouldn't have to pay to for saving lives

Why is this important?

I have been a patient accessing mental health services over the past 30 years. I have also been a patient within the stroke wards and I have experienced the care, kindness and compassion from our NHS workers that goes beyond the call of duty and is indeed a calling in itself. The steady decline of the NHS workforce is something we should all be concerned with and with nurses being charged i.e. payments taken directly from their wages to come to work is an absolute disgrace and needs to be stopped immediately. I know of nurses having to walk long distances before starting their shifts because they cannot afford to park at Stepping Hill Hospital, stop this now, please.

Stockport, Greater Manchester

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Reasons for signing

  • Don't get me started on this. It's a basic right to be able to park at work. Puffing Billy was over 200 years ago - this is the age of the car not the train ( and we all pay road tax anyway, which entitles one to the amount of road or parking space equivalent to the length of 1 vehicle. Clever that isn't it?).
  • The NHS IS sacred ground. Germy Cnut et al should be put on trial.
  • No one should have to pay to park in a hospital car park.


2017-12-17 15:50:54 +0000

Can we make this A Merry Christmas for our NHS staff including Pennine Care Mental Health Nurses here in Stockport, please see link to updated outcry by the general public and stop charging our nurses to come to work:

Thank you, let's keep this moving

2017-11-29 19:05:04 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-11-25 17:12:27 +0000

Please see article from January 2017, I would be extremely grateful for this to be passed around, thank you for your support, every Nurse matters, every porter matters, every cleaner matters, every member of kitchen staff matters, every signature matters. Please add yours.

2017-11-20 12:15:47 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-11-17 19:53:45 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-15 23:47:06 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-15 07:26:33 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-13 08:32:45 +0000

10 signatures reached