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    Sick humour

    Here's a real laugh. Hospital car parks in England made £174m profit .
    Some of the excuses they use for the high charges are hilarious.
    Oh how we laughed on the way to the operating theatre.


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    The NHS car parks in my NHS Trust area made the fourth highest profits in the country.

    That's if you can actually get to park which is by no means a given. The latter actually makes visiting the main hospitals prohibitive.

    It's a total disgrace.

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    Provided a decent chunk of it goes towards health services I don't mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
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    Provided a decent chunk of it goes towards health services I don't mind.
    In most cases the car park is run by a private company. The NHS Trust will get an annual fee but the parking charge goes to the private company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    In most cases the car park is run by a private company. The NHS Trust will get an annual fee but the parking charge goes to the private company.
    I was meaning via the annual fee for the contract.

    Wouldn't surprise me if it's significantly underpriced though.

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    I have no doubt the bloodsuckers will be getting their pound of flesh .... and more.

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    Think the deal in Scotland is that if itís privately funded hospital when built, car parks are free. Hospital built using taxpayerís money, car park charges apply.

    Examples being - St Johnís in Livingston (private funding) - free.
    RIE in Edinburgh - (taxpayer funded) - you pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibby6270 View Post
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    Think the deal in Scotland is that if itís privately funded hospital when built, car parks are free. Hospital built using taxpayerís money, car park charges apply.

    Examples being - St Johnís in Livingston (private funding) - free.
    RIE in Edinburgh - (taxpayer funded) - you pay.

    Is that a relatively new deal/situation, St. Johnís used to be a pay car park

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibby6270 View Post
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    Think the deal in Scotland is that if itís privately funded hospital when built, car parks are free. Hospital built using taxpayerís money, car park charges apply.

    Examples being - St Johnís in Livingston (private funding) - free.
    RIE in Edinburgh - (taxpayer funded) - you pay.
    Is it not whether the hospital was signed up to a private contract for the parking at the point the government scrapped the parking charges? It is generally the PFI hospitals that I think charge as parking generally comes under the PFI contract, hence why you pay at RIE but not at the Western.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overdrive View Post
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    Is it not whether the hospital was signed up to a private contract for the parking at the point the government scrapped the parking charges? It is generally the PFI hospitals that I think charge as parking generally comes under the PFI contract, hence why you pay at RIE but not at the Western.
    That's my understanding of it as well, OD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overdrive View Post
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    Is it not whether the hospital was signed up to a private contract for the parking at the point the government scrapped the parking charges? It is generally the PFI hospitals that I think charge as parking generally comes under the PFI contract, hence why you pay at RIE but not at the Western.


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    Other way around I think. RIE was pfi st John's was pre pfi

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    Not sure anymore about Scotland, but here in Blackpool i have needed to use the hospital car park quite regularly over the years.

    In the early years i had to either be dropped off or get a taxi, as there was very limited space.

    Now there is a huge car park built, and i can always get parked but at a cost which i think is on the expensive side compared to Blackpool in general.

    There needs to be a happy medium in my opinion, which i don't believe is the case at the moment.

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    https://theferret.scot/snp-governmen...arges-in-2008/


    Snp ended parking fees at 14 of 17 sites in 2008, arguing that pfi contracts agreed before they came to power meant that they were too expensive to buy out.


    I remember, vividly, spending 2 weeks of 10+ hrs a day bedside of a family member on the 'Liverpool pathway', and spending an absolute fortune daily on parking at the RIE, as did other family members.

    It was a disgusting and inhumane burden to place on the family of someone about to pass away.

    Im still angry about it. Sickening profiteering off ill people and their relatives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavinho View Post
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    https://theferret.scot/snp-governmen...arges-in-2008/


    Snp ended parking fees at 14 of 17 sites in 2008, arguing that pfi contracts agreed before they came to power meant that they were too expensive to buy out.


    I remember, vividly, spending 2 weeks of 10+ hrs a day bedside of a family member on the 'Liverpool pathway', and spending an absolute fortune daily on parking at the RIE, as did other family members.

    It was a disgusting and inhumane burden to place on the family of someone about to pass away.

    Im still angry about it. Sickening profiteering off ill people and their relatives
    I don't know how these people sleep at night.
    Actually I do, they have no moral compass whatsoever.

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