News From The Web

Health professionals face paying up to £150,000 each in parking fines court action

NHS Nurses and doctors face losing their homes after being ordered to pay £12.8million in fines for parking at Wales’ biggest hospital.

Staff at University Hospital of Wales lost a legal fight over the unpaid tickets and are now being hit with huge bills by the car park’s private operator.

One nurse owes £150,000 in outstanding fines after a court ruled £128 must be paid for every unpaid ticket, plus £26,000 in court fees.

More than 100,000 unpaid tickets have been racked up, meaning staff owe £12.8million to car park owners Indigo.

The hospital has 6,000 staff but the car park has only 1,800 spaces, so many have to park in spots reserved for visitors. Staff, some of whom earn just £15,100, decided they would veto payment of any fines in protest at the lack of spaces.

Indigo launched a test case and District Judge Clare Coates sided with the firm at Cardiff County Court on Friday.

Read more in the Daily Mail.

Bookmark and Share

Post a Comment

Enter this security code

Submit Comment for Moderation