- Colm Donaghy Belfast Trust Chief Executive
- Northern Ireland
Over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of May 2011, the car parking subsidy was removed from staff parking in the visitors’ car park in the Royal Hospitals. This cut has forced staff to pay up to £20.00 per week in charges.
This goes against a longstanding agreement with management were Royal hospital workers could use the visitors’ car park due to the concerns over risks to their personal safety. It is evident that senior management no longer care about staff security as they attempt to force through car parking proposals that will raise charges by 300% and move hundreds of hospital staff to Broadway outside the hospital site.
Broadway residents are also angry that they will be forced to pay for residential parking. While this residential area full of children and families will be opened up to potential health risks due to increase traffic flow.
The trust has begun the process of implementation of their car park proposals without discussion or consultation with staff; in what will be another stealth cut for all health workers. The issue of car parking in the royal must be addressed for staff, patients and visitors alike, but not at expense or punishment of the staff, patients and visitors.
It is essential that all trade unions in health firmly oppose this attempt to make health workers pay for the cuts in health through stealth.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO SHOW YOUR ANGER AT THIS ATTACK ON HEALTH WORKERS, PATIENTS AND VISITORS.
We the undersigned demand:
The reversal of all Royal Hospitals car parking charges.
No car parking charges for Broadway Residents.
Real investment into car parking services for all staff, patients and visitors.
The No Increase in Royal Hospital Car Parking Charges petition to Colm Donaghy Belfast Trust Chief Executive was written by pat lawlor and is in the category Health at GoPetition.