"Parking Eye, car park management"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital / General surgery North Tyneside General Hospital General surgery NE29 8NH Wansbeck Hospital / Diabetic medicine Wansbeck Hospital Diabetic medicine NE63 9JJ Wansbeck Hospital / General surgery Wansbeck Hospital General surgery NE63 9JJ Wansbeck Hospital / Older people's healthcare Wansbeck Hospital Older people's healthcare NE63 9JJ
Posted by Rids (as ),
When Parking Eye, car park management first started operating at Wansbeck General Hospital I had not been informed of it. I had to park in in the disabled bays so that I could attend appointments or receive treatment.
I parked as I had done many times, unaware that that Parking Eye had taken over at the hospital, some days later a parking charge notice was sent to me informing me I had to pay a parking charge of £70.
I contacted the Estates office at Wansbeck and found out that on the day I had parked there Parking Eye were just setting up and didn't have the warning signs erected. I appealed to Parking Eye with these facts and the fine was squashed.
I registered with Parking Eye both by phone to the Estates office and by official form, however I have just received another parking charge notice from Parking Eye for parking at Newcastle General Hospital.
I am very angry that these people are employed by hospitals into making the sick and elderly part with money that many of them can't afford. I have looked at the so-called warning notices and there is no way on earth I can read them. First they are placed very high up and not in line of sight so they could be missed, secondly the writing on them is tiny. I am 67 years of age and diabetic with poor eye site and I would never be able to read these signs anyway. I suspect young people with good sight would have difficulty reading them.
I know parking has to monitored at hospitals and I'm all for it, but this seems to be just a scam to raise money and should be made illegal.