Letter: Squeezing us dry in hospital car parks; VOICE OF THE NORTH.
IT must be a marvellous money spinner, but car parking charges at regional hospitals are both obscene and insensitive.
Family members and carers often have lengthy waiting periods while new patients are admitted. The car park meters click and become quite costly. It's also very inconvenient to keep feeding the meter, but if not, it can be more costly.
Sometimes, after over stepping the time limit, you come face to face with the deadpan traffic wardens. With a wry grin, after flourishing their pad and pen, they firmly secure your fine on the windscreen. I wonder if they are on commission?
At some local hospitals, they use orange stickers, which are a devil of a job to scrape off. Yes, I have had that experience!
CHRIS ROBINSON, Gosforth, Newcastle
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Mar 3, 2008|
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