"My car was stickered"
About: Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Posted by VolDriverPeter (as ),
I am a volunteer driver, one of a team provided by the RVS in Edinburgh. Our job is to take patients home from hospital or take them to another hospital.
On Thursday this week (24 March) I was asked to take a patient from The Western General to the infirmary in Dumfries. I was informed that the patient was about to be brought down to the Discharge Lounge.
When I arrived to collect her I parked as normally outside the Discharge Lounge.
But the patient was not there and the staff in the Discharge Lounge did not know about her.
There was a delay of twenty minutes before the patient appeared and we went to my car straight away.
I discovered an NHS sticker on my window called "Notice of Parking Contravention", telling me that my registration number had been taken and if I did it again my car would be removed.
I have been doing this voluntary job for two years and have always parked outside the Discharge Lounge.
I am not there for the fun of free parking and am away as soon as the patient is ready.
Who is in charge of the staff who decided to sticker my car?
Can I be reassured that volunteer drivers are not going to be told to move on in this way in the future