Row over disabled parking at Welwyn Garden City hospital
A WOMAN has blasted hospital “jobsworths” for forcing her to pay for parking – leaving her 94-year-old disabled mother freezing in the cold.
Liz Garside was taking her mother Olive to the QE2 Hospital in WGC for an ultrasound, only to find the disabled bays were fully occupied.
Parking in the main car park, she displayed her mother’s blue badge and informed a parking attendant on the way in what she had done.
But she was left “disgusted” by the attendant’s attitude, who made her walk back to a ticket machine and pay for parking – leaving Olive, from Welwyn, alone in freezing conditions.
“I told him we had displayed her badge but was told very gruffly ‘you still have to pay’,” said Liz.
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“I didn’t have the correct change so had to go to a change machine, go to the parking machine, get the ticket and go back to the car, all the time leaving my mother standing by the ticket machine freezing to death.”
She added: “I am disgusted that people who are trying to keep within the law should be treated like this, a typical case of jobsworth gone mad.”
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A spokesman for the East and North Herts NHS Trusts apologised for the attendant’s behaviour, but added blue badge holders have been charged for parking in normal bays since 2008.