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Health staff appeal for a fairer parking deal

HEALTH authority fleet managers have added their voice to national calls for their staff to be shown fairer treatment under local parking restrictions which have resulted in nurses on call returning to their cars to find them clamped or ticketed. The issue was brought to the fore by the Community and District Nursing Association, which says parking in restricted areas can be unavoidable if staff are to get through their caseload.

Leigh Hancock, fleet administrator and human resources manager for Wakefield and Pontefract Community Health NHS Trust and responsible for 200 vehicles, said: 'We try and appeal to the local authority against the parking fine, without any luck most of the time. I've no idea why they're not more sympathetic.'

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