Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has branded the clamping of health care workers’ cars at hospital carparks wrong and said our health workers must be appreciated.
The Foyle MLA said:
“After months of working around the clock on the frontline to protect us from a deadly pandemic, it’s absolutely wrong that cars belonging to health workers are being clamped.
“Our workers must be appreciated and a simple step in doing that would be scrapping parking charges at our hospitals permanently.
“Sinn Féin will be bringing forward a bill to the Assembly to abolish hospital parking charges across the north to remove the burden from patients, staff and the most vulnerable.
“This is a time where people should be rallying around our health workers, not pressuring them with added costs while providing a vital service to keep people safe.
“Sinn Féin will be raising this issue with the Health Minister – it must be resolved immediately to lift the burden off our frontline workers.”