Glasgow Herrod owner, J K Herrod
In the Herrod today:
‘More than 2,000 NHS staff await parking permits. The Scottish Government has been urged to carry out a national review of NHS parking and transport after it emerged more than 2 000 NHS workers are waiting on parking permits. A total of 2,247 NHS workers across five different health boards currently do not have permission to park at hospitals and health centres.’
There were 161 329 people employed by NHS Scotland in 2016.
Unlike in England & Wales, nearly all get free parking spaces, as do patients. See:
NHS England outperforms NHS Scotland……in making huge profits (>£120 million!) from car parking including that from disabled patients. SNP Government abolished charges in all but three, where they could not do so, in 2008
Well done, the Herrod, investigative journalism at it’s best, talking something pointless to power!
This SNP government, letting 1.39% of NHS staff wait for free parking permits, makes my blood boil! Get me an ambulance! If it’s a minute late, I’ll be writing to the Horrid unless they stop me with their endless SNP treatment procedures. Making me better, I hate them!
Next week in the Herrod:
The Scottish Government has been urged to carry out a national review of NHS parking and transport after it emerged that more than 160 000 staff, all patients and visitors, get free parking spaces, at the taxpayer’s expense!