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Doesn't make any sense on why any staff should pay parking. All NHS stuff should be able to park free not just night shift staff.
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Doesn't make any sense on why any staff should pay parking. All NHS stuff should be able to park free not just night shift staff.
I thought Boris was making changes. If they are free to NHS staff then wouldnt they just become the staff car park and cease to be an option for other visitors?
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Because the hospital trusts are poor and ass hats in the same turn.
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I thought Boris was making changes. If they are free to NHS staff then wouldnt they just become the staff car park and cease to be an option for other visitors?
He did he made night shifts free. But they should have to pay to park their car when their with ill patients inside.
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Because the hospital trusts are poor and ass hats in the same turn.
Whose fault is that?
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Whose fault is that?
Their own and various successive governments.
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Doesn't make any sense on why any staff should pay parking. All NHS stuff should be able to park free not just night shift staff.
It does seem a shame that NHS staff have to pay to park their cars when most other workers get to park their cars for free in a staff car park (not everyone). My husband works in the NHS and 1.25% of his salary goes on parking - at least the amount they have to pay is fair to all staff regardless of their pay band
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It does seem a shame that NHS staff have to pay to park their cars when most other workers get to park their cars for free in a staff car park (not everyone). My husband works in the NHS and 1.25% of his salary goes on parking - at least the amount they have to pay is fair to all staff regardless of their pay band
YH that's true but Boris made it free for night shift staff only. Considering they making massive changes to people's health it should be free
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YH that's true but Boris made it free for night shift staff only. Considering they making massive changes to people's health it should be free
I think so too - the trouble is most NHS hospitals are in city centres and old buildings with not enough parking for all the people who want to use them. Part of the reason they charge staff to park is not just to raise funds but also to discourage staff from driving to work. It works in my husband's case, he now cycles to work to avoid the charges but some people have to drive to work
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Doesn't make any sense on why any staff should pay parking. All NHS stuff should be able to park free not just night shift staff.
Where as I agree with your sentiment one coukd argue that those staff travelling by public transport should have that paid too.

Parking is a scarce resource at hospitals and people should be encouaged to use alternatives to the car where possible. The cost of parking is simply an addition to the cost of commuting. If you don't want to pay it you can make choices about where you live or how you commute.
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Doesn't make any sense on why any staff should pay parking. All NHS stuff should be able to park free not just night shift staff.
NHS staff still pay for night parking. Its just a proposed change from April.

NHS staff have to pay for mandatory training costs and costs of things like General Medical/Nursing council fees, DBS check fees, equipment costs for things like stethoscopes... parking is at least only for those that park, rather than everyone!
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when most other workers get to park their cars for free in a staff car park (not everyone).
You won't find many large employers in urban areas with that level of parking. It tends only to be "works" with sites that one employed thousands but now only have staffed that can be counted in hundreds.
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