Friday, May 2, 2014

Clamping situation at Wexford General Hospital must be investigated - Kelly

A Wexford Councillor has called for an investigation into the procedures surrounding clamping at our local hospital.  Cllr Anthony Kelly said that the policy of clamping the cars of people who were sick, grieving or rushing people into hospital was disgusting and had to be rectified.

"Its been brought to my attention that several genuine people attending Wexford General Hospital were clamped recently," Cllr Kelly said, "These unfortunate people, one of whom was grieving the loss of a loved one, had to pay €100 to get released."

"While I accept that some people do abuse the set down parking spaces infront of the hospital, there have been many cases involving genuine people who were already in a distressed mood being clamped.  I am moving that the Borough Council begin an immediate investigation into this as the local authority."

"Local councils have a right to patrol public parking spaces with clamping but the grounds of Wexford General Hospital are private and not controlled by the council.  However, due to the growing concern over the situation at the hospital I feel its time that the local authority intervene  and demand that the private company patrolling the grounds show some restraint under special circumstances."

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