URGENT: Petition to save free parking at Kingston Hospital for disabled people

The residents’ party have launched a petition to Ann Radmore, CEO of Kingston Hospital, calling upon the trust to immediately reinstate free parking for all blue badge holders. At present, charges will be introduced for all blue badge holders at full-rate on 22nd January.

Please sign this petition to Ann Radmore by filling in your details below:

We, the undersigned, call upon Ann Radmore, CEO of Kingston Hospital, to reinstate free parking for blue badge holders at Kingston Hospital. At present, free parking will cease for blue badge holders on the 22nd January. We feel that these changes penalise the most vulnerable in our society, and urge the hospital to reverse this damaging decision for the disabled in Kingston.

Reinstate free parking for the disabled at Kingston Hospital

  

We, the undersigned, call upon Ann Radmore, CEO of Kingston Hospital, to reinstate free parking for blue badge holders at Kingston Hospital. At present, free parking will cease for blue badge holders on the 22nd January. We feel that these changes penalise the most vulnerable in our society, and urge the hospital to reverse this damaging decision for the disabled in Kingston.

[your signature]

Share this with your friends:

   

The Kingston Independent Residents Group (KIRG) have today launched a campaign to reinstate free parking at Kingston Hospital for blue badge holders, branding proposed changes by the NHS Trust a ‘disgrace’.

Councillor Mary Clark, the KIRG group leader, who sits on the Health Scrutiny Panel, stated:

“This is yet another example of the establishment picking on easy targets. Blue badge holders are the primary users of hospitals and it’s picking on the vulnerable because they are the ones that visit the most.

“These changes are a disgrace, and must be reversed. We will end up with gridlock on Galsworthy Road where blue badge holders will legally park on the double yellow lines, and a situation where those who desperately need to go into hospital may not for fear of cost.”

The residents’ party have launched a petition to Ann Radmore, CEO of Kingston Hospital, calling upon the trust to immediately reinstate free parking for all blue badge holders.

 

6 Replies to “URGENT: Petition to save free parking at Kingston Hospital for disabled people”

  1. M. Norris

    This is a very important part of hospital requirements. Visitors and patients alike can spend hours on a daily basis whether it be out patients or a long stay – this to me is an essential part of the NHS. Please keep parking free for those who depend on it – the disabled badges are there for a reason. Please keep the system as it is.

    Reply
  2. Lynda Humphrey

    My daughter & mum are both blue badge holders and regularly attend this hospital for to poor health conditions connected to our disabilities and we personally are outraged at this proposed charges. We have no choice but to travel by car due to being wheelchair users and you are penislising us disabled people .Shame on you Kingston hospital..and you will be named & shamed

    Reply
  3. Trevor Andrews

    I’m a blue badge holder for about. 15 years iv git copd stage two plus iv got a job to walk far and have got bad hip which makes walking pAinfull I also got angina which makes my breathing bad with copd I carry a oyxegen tank only shoulder to stop free parking at Kingston hospital is so wrong in fact need moor blue badge bays for us to use there no way we can go to pay station get ticket back to car and then into hospital for appointment not giving in lightly to stupid idear I’m contacting Locl MP if we don’t get anywhere will protest outside gate am contact local radio to broadcast over the air

    Reply
  4. A Tucker

    I visit regularly and separately with two disabled relatives; one, aged 80, who cannot walk at all so we require a proper disabled bay as the wheelchair needs to be placed by the passenger door and another who requires a walking frame, is 87 years old and has onset heart failure. Neither can use public transport. Your website states you have 24 disabled bays. I have been able to use one just once, at 6:30 a.m. when dropping one of them off for a hip replacement op. The other visits regularly for eye injections and blood tests. These two disabled relatives are both pensioners. Most disabled visitors rely on DLA, PIP or Attendance Allowance with little or no other income and have long waits to be seen, but it seems that it’s okay to take what little they have. Good effort.

    Reply
  5. D. Clarke

    My mother has to attend regularly due to her being partially sighted and in a wheelchair. It is not fair that the disabled get penalised.

    Reply
  6. D. Clarke

    My mother has to attend regularly due to her being partially sighted and in a wheelchair. It’s not right that the disabled get penalised. Shame on you.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *