"Disable Badge Holders"

About: St Peter's Hospital / Older people's healthcare

My 2 elderly relations are a disable badge holders; consequently they both receives free parking and priority parking, this is wrong.

I can understand the priority parking, but not free parking, they are both wealthy pensioners so they should buy like any other patient, especially when you see other less wealthy elderly non badge holders having to pay.

Disable people should pay the parking fees, as many of them are quite well off, especially the elderly patients.

Even my elderly relations admit the system is wrong, but are quite happy to use the non parking fee, with a final comment, " being a elderly disable person does have it advantages at St Peters, although we do feel guilty when we see other pensioners struggling to pay the fees".

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Response from St Peter's Hospital

Dear Chris,

Thank you for your feedback about our disabled parking charges. Over the past few years we have discussed the possibility of charging for disabled parking spaces with our disability action group (a regular meeting between Trust staff and members of the public who represent the interests of patients and visitors with different disabilities). The consensus from the group has always been that we should not charge for disabled parking, but we will pass your feedback on for consideration in any future discussions.

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