"Good service. Parking still a farce."
Posted by Lewie Johnson
Went to have a X-Ray (no choice for this department below??) All went well and I was out within 20 minutes. I had parked down the road as I don't agree with charging patients for parking, we have already paid via our taxes. I noticed they still have the same ridiculous parking scam, sorry, scheme, in operation although we were promised via a letter in the Mercury that it would be removed. If I had parked in the car park I would have been charged £2 for 20 minutes, there is no lesser option. A few years ago you took a ticket and paid at the end of your visit for the time you had been there. This was a fairer system but the hospital administrators obviously felt they weren't taking enough cash from the sick. It is a disgrace that a private firm has been given the opportunity to line their pockets from the hard working (in most cases) tax payers.