"Great staff but parking is a disgrace"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
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I arrived at the AE department on 24.10.13 with heart problems...I wasn't aware of the changes to the parking set up and with no clear signage I was left confused and quite frankly I was more concerned about my own well being to be looking for what I later found out a pre payment machine where you have to key in your reg number and pay a provisional charge for the time you think you will spend at the hospital....After 2.5hrs I was released from hospital and since there were no barriers down I just assumed they were out of order. On 4 November I received a rather intimidating letter and a penalty for £70! I disputed it on the same day only to receive another demand few days later even though the fine was supposed to have been suspended pending the appeal.The time for Parking Eye to reply to my appeal has lapsed today.... This is a farce and a let down to a otherwise great hospital.