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'OSPITAL 'ORRIBLE CHARGES

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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 6 Nov 2012 18:16

WENT TO 'ORRBLE 'OSPITAL TODAY
THEY PINCHED ME BLOOD

THEN CHARGED £3 FOR AN HOUR IN THE CAR PARK

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 6 Nov 2012 18:36

BLOOD MONEY, HOW DESPICABLE!!!


Bob

thats dearer than buying petrol!!

Wend

Wend Report 6 Nov 2012 18:48

Bloody cheek, Dizz!

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Nov 2012 19:00

TAX ON BEEN ILL ;-)

Ron2

Ron2 Report 6 Nov 2012 21:35

You must live down south Dizzi as not so expensive here to park tho been a while since I used hospital car park.

Had my blood done yesterday too, but at my GPs. George the male nurse does bloods and even tho he takes a phial full there's only the merest hint of a jab. Hope your results are OK. I get my results on Tuesday next week - diabetic but not expecting good news. Keep smiling and posting

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 7 Nov 2012 08:38

I totally object to paying for parking when I am shopping. Either the shops of teh council should provice free parking if they want my custom.

As for hospitals, I think I remember when that all started. Of course, you expect hopsitals to provide free and plenteous parking. And they did. It must have been about 15 years ago. I had a job at the time dealing with hospital franchisees so was having to go to up to 4 hospitals per day to visit shops.

From not needing to take any cash out with me, I was suddenly finding I needed at least £20 per day.

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 7 Nov 2012 08:44

Here in N Wales they have stopped Hospital car parking charges thank goodness.
Had 4 files of blood taken yesterday for my annual m.o.t.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Nov 2012 09:13

What annoys me about Hospital Car park charges is you get a ticket when you go in to pay when you leave, BUT every time we are there for an appointment we arent seen on time , can sit waiting to be seen for over two hours sometimes after the appointment time and then pay for the privilege when leaving the car park . Maybe its a scam to get more charges out of the patients.

Wend

Wend Report 7 Nov 2012 09:31

My daughter took her 2 year old son to a London hospital a few months ago for an operation to stitch a badly cut lip. She was told to be there at 7 am. She parked her car in the hospital car park. The operation was postponed several times during the day due to emergencies coming in. Finally, at 5 pm, she was told to take him home and come back the next morning at 7 a.m. To add insult to injury, her parking ticket was £30! She refused to pay and, after an argument with the parking attendant, he accepted £5.

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 7 Nov 2012 09:57

MY FRIENDS MOTHER DIED TWO WEEKS AGO AND HAD BEEN IN IC UNIT FOR A MONTH.
THEY WENT EVERY DAY SO THE TOOK IT IN TURNS,HUSBAND,3 SONS AND DAUGHTER,PLUS THEIR ADULT CHILDREN DAILY PARKING WAS APALLING ,

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 7 Nov 2012 12:22

if your attending hospital regular
you can buy a 3 month pass at ours its £30 :-D

Julia

Julia Report 7 Nov 2012 12:25

If visiting etc for a week, you can get a ticket for £9.50., but OH says it is expensive otherwise. Hospital made alot of money last year from car parking charges, at ours. And I do mean alot.

JUlia in Derbyshire

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 7 Nov 2012 12:30

If you are visiting a long term patient you can get a free pass. Ask the ward sister which office in the hospital issues them.

We pay even with a disabled badge. Charges were brought in because idiots were parking for free in the hospital car park then catching the bus into town to go shopping. How bloody inconsiderate.

I did write and suggest that a free pass could be issued with an appointment card but it's too much to administrate apparently.