Pay and claim for hospital parking

Sir – In answer to Mr R Bailey s letter (WHT, November 19) re parking for the disabled… Last Wednesday morning, because all the parking spaces for disabled drivers were occupied, I too had to park in the main car park at the QE2 Hospital. My problem was

Sir - In answer to Mr R Bailey's letter (WHT, November 19) re parking for the disabled... Last Wednesday morning, because all the parking spaces for disabled drivers were occupied, I too had to park in the main car park at the QE2 Hospital. My problem was not that I had to pay, but once I had found a space to park I then had to go and get a ticket - I can walk but my progress is slow and painful. Once I had got my ticket I then had to return to my car, then back again to the hospital and then once more back to my car.

I told the man in the car park attendants' cabin as I walked painfully by on my way to the hospital that I had parked my car in an unofficial space and that I had left my ticket and my Blue Badge in the car. I was worried that it might be clamped or even towed away. He then told me that if I took a form then although I had had to pay, I could get my money back! I explained that it wasn't the money - I would rather pay and be able to walk.

I hope that this helps anyone else who has a Blue Badge and finds themselves in this position in the future. You can park in an ordinary space in the main car park, and you can get your money back.

Mrs Gill Lewis, The Links, WGC.


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