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Fambo Number Mive

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Hospital parking charges for NHS staff in England
« on: November 04, 2020, 02:50:28 PM »
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Health and social care workers are calling for controversial hospital parking charges to be scrapped after they were reintroduced by many NHS trusts earlier this year.

In March, the Government ordered NHS Trusts to scrap the charges for frontline healthcare workers for the duration of the pandemic but many NHS trusts have since reintroduced the charges.

However, NHS England’s NHS People Plan calls for parking to remain free. It states; “NHS organisations should continue to give their people free car parking at their place of work for the duration of the pandemic.”

A survey undertaken by NursingNotes reveals that over half (58%) of all NHS trusts reintroduced parking charges for staff between June and August 2020 despite this recommendation from NHS England.

The same survey also reveals that some nurses are paying upwards of £50 per month to work on the frontline...

https://nursingnotes.co.uk/news/workforce/nurses-call-for-hospital-parking-charges-scrapped/

Can't pay hospital car parking charges in claps (some Tory MPs probably think you can). Whilst the hospitals with the most expensive parking are probably in central London, I doubt many medical staff would want to travel on the Tube at the moment.

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Re: Hospital parking charges for NHS staff in England
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 04:06:16 PM »
I doubt many medical staff would want to travel on the Tube at the moment.

Anyone with any sense wouldn't want medical staff to travel on the tube at the moment. It's outrageous using the risk of spreading C19 to shake them down.

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Re: Hospital parking charges for NHS staff in England
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2020, 09:07:43 AM »
I worked as an H.C.A for a while at a local Hospital. Fortunately it was only a ten minute walk for me, so the problem never arose.
But my colleagues would often get steamed up,when patients visitors moaned about the parking charges, and often ended with 'It's alright for you lot, you get free parking!'.
The nursing staff never did get free parking; it cost them a fairly large chunk of their salary to attend their work every day. It was that kind of thinking that sometimes drove the most placid and level headed staff I worked with, to go away and fume quietly with the unjustified injustice of the system.
We all agreed that they SHOULD get free parking,without them the whole NHS system would be unworkable. But there you are,
once the bean counters spot an opening to make money, they take it.

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