Lucy Allan launches hospital car park petition

Local campaigner Lucy Allan has launched a campaign to abolish car parking charges at Princess Royal Hospital.

Following recent increases to a hefty £3.50 per day, up from £2 before the price hike, Lucy has launched the Telford Campaign Against Hospital Parking Charges (TCAHPC).

Miss Allan is writing to residents across Telford to ask them to help her collect signatures for a petition urging health bosses to abandon charges altogether.

Miss Allan said: “These charges hit the elderly, the disabled, the sick and their families the hardest. This has to be wrong."

Miss Allan, who is a Chartered Accountant and a former Non-Executive Director of an NHS trust said: "I understand the financial difficulties the Trust faces, but I urge the board to consider alternatives. Penalising those most in need is contrary to the ethos of the NHS."

In addition to her petition Miss Allan is seeking support for her campaign from Telford & Wrekin Council, and MPs in areas whose residents are most affected. "I believe working together gives us a stronger voice."

 

She is also seeking a joint meeting of local representatives with Peter Herring, Chief Executive of the Hospital Trust and is asking Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, to help put pressure on the Hospital Trust.

To support the Telford Campaign Against Hospital Parking Charges you can log on to www.tcahpc.co.uk or find Lucy on street stalls across Telford over the next four weeks.