I saw on the news that some people were fighting the cost of hospital parking back east.
What is so upsetting is that the sick are being penalized and that is not fair.
First of all, the person needs help and has no choice, but to be in the hospital. Second, if their family wants to visit and be with the sick person, they have to have a lot of money to stay with the patient.
In our case, just this month, our daughter came to be with her dad. At 1: 09 p.m., she bought her day pass, which cost a lot.
When she came out at about 6 p.m., she had a ticket on her truck that was made out five minutes after she bought her pass.
Also, I bought a second week pass for $37.50 each, and four of the days were paid for that were not used, as my husband was able to leave the hospital early. I paid for days unused.
We should fight the parking at our hospital. It's not fair to the sick and their families.
Jacqueline D'Odorico Richmond