charge for hospital parking

£2 or £3 for the hospital car park, wouldn't be unreasonable, and my husband Derick agrees. If fact, he gave you the idea in the first place, but you didn't include it. I think it's a good idea. But I suppose it's who you know, not how brilliant you are, on the IOM.

Why the contribution is important

Well, if you can't work that out, you must be uneducated. Why, it would save, at least, £100,000 a year.

by rita69 on April 11, 2017 at 04:12PM

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  • Posted by CastletownIOM April 11, 2017 at 16:54

    please no, being penalised for being ill is not a good idea. The stress of going over, on the meter, especially when it costs so much is a horrible thing.
    When you are ill, getting a bus isn't a great option.
    The NHS does need to be funded, but this is a short sighted way of doing it.

  • Posted by Tarne April 11, 2017 at 20:31

    End of the day, even at £20 a day parking charge for 200 patient cars (Maybe raise £1.5 mill a year) this isn't going to make a dent in the £210 million DHSC price tag for the political willpower that it'd require. Nice thought though...
  • Posted by Gigabyte April 12, 2017 at 00:54

    Bad idea for patients and for visitors. Maybe charge for staff car parking, but then not sure if reasonable with those working unsocial hours who may have no other option to get there, so charge just for weekday daytime staff.
  • Posted by lsj April 12, 2017 at 01:00

    The issue is with those who are using the carpark as a 'park and ride' scheme or are at the training centres (The Lodge / Keyll Darree). If an appropriate 'Park and ride' scheme could be implemented, e.g. having a bus stop near the overflow car park or similar and parking was increased at Keyll Darree / The Lodge, then I am sure car parking would be eased in the main hospital carpark.
  • Posted by George May 04, 2017 at 15:06

    Really disagree with this, most people are at hospital because they are going through an illness or bereavement/visiting someone who is. It would be unfair to add to the stresses of these situations.

    I recently had to drive myself there, I was admitted and my car was left there all weekend as it was unexpected - if your suggestion went through I'd have probably landed myself a fine!

    Perhaps not as unreasonable to expect staff to pay an element of car parking as most people working in town have to pay to use car parks.
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