Parking charges at the University Hospital are due to increase for everyone; staff, visitors, patients keeping appointments and blue badge holders. Everyone is going to have to pay more, that is of course IF you can find a parking bay.
Issues have already been raised about the walking distance from disabled bays to get into the main entrance. Blue badge owners have limited walking ability. What consideration has been given to the distance that blue badge owners will have to walk from their vehicle to the ticket machine, then back again to put the ticket on show in their vehicle before starting the journey to get to their destination.
People are already complaining about the amount of walking inside the hospital. Careful consideration should be given to the planning of ways to charge blue badge holders. The disabled parking area is very large - how many ticket machines are going to be installed. Could there be another method that blue badge users could use rather that using the ticket machines?
Having to walk the distance to a ticket machine defeats the object of having a blue badge.