Hospital Parking: NHS Lothian drop planned increase amid staff protests – LETS GET THEM SCRAPPED!

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All NHS Scotland staff have to pay to park; to work I had to go to the Royal Infirmary (Little France, Edinbugh) at about 3AM last month. I was sitting talking to the reception woman, the staff and Drs about how there was no-where to park for Disabled drivers. Then they told me, Drs too, “We have to pay £7 to park our cars, a day to work here” I kind of smiled thinking they were making it up, then the reception woman said “Shaun, seriously, I pay nearly £50 a WEEK, £200 a MONTH to work here” And she looked really upset!! Then I asked the Dr “Do you pay too?” He replied “Yeah Shaun” I then said “But you save people’s lives!?” I couldn’t believe NHS Staff were paying to help people like you and I and millions more people live better, saving lives every day and paying to do so. So this is a good step this story below in the right direction, BUT LETS KEEP THE PRESSURE ON, I signed the petition to help this same as many, let’s make it so STAFF PARK FREE!! It tells us the SNP are doing EVERYTHING THEY CAN to deliver small details that many won’t notice. So next time ANYONE is in a Hospital, and any of us hear people moaning “I have been here nearly a half hour waiting”..WE SHOULD ALL EXPLAIN THIS STORY TO THEM, No voters, YOU FUCKING CAUSED THIS SHIT. And this is 1 small story from many THAT THE SNP ARE TRYING TO FIX AND ARE FIXING. Oh this shit boils ma blood peeps. Who the FUCK!! Thinks we are ‘Better Together’. These English Royal Servants be them Tory or Labour who are Scottish born, are the EXACT same as the people who grassed William Wallace in exchange for land!! AND THEIR FAMILIES STILL OWN IN SCOTLAND TODAY!! If you voted no, understand the small detail AND STOP BEING SELFISH. I want a better Scotland for you, for our kids, for our future! These are the charges at present for being ill, even having a baby, dying, rushed to hospital, having to visit people in hospital. KNOW THE STAFF HELPING YOU ALL THE WAY PAY WAY MORE, AND THEY HELP YOU AND I. Lets up the game Scotland and drop these ERI charges 1st for the staff, 2nd for being ill. We may get everything free in Scottish Healthcare, but charging staff to save lives? Come on!! Who thinks we are better together? If anyone reading this thinks we are better together, DO NOT SAY IT TO MY FACE! (Thank you 1 person for helping me build this blog)

Parking is free at all our sites with the exception of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  These are as follows:

  • 0-1 hour £1.30
  • 1-2 hours £2.30
  • 2-3 hours £3.30
  • 3-4 hours £4.30
  • 4-5 hours £5.30
  • 5-6 hours £6.50
  • Over 6 hours £7.00
  • Part day thereafter £7.00 < All staff pay this!

Via: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/

Car parking charges at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary will remain frozen after NHS Lothian dropped plans to increase them amid staff protests.One of the proposed increases would have seen hospital staff being charged £15 for parking in the visitors and patients car parks – a staggering 114 per cent increase from the current £7 a day tariff.
The Evening News told last week how staff were planning to boycott shops and catering facilities at the flagship hospital in a bid to overturn the planned increases which were to take effect from August. Jim Crombie, Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Lothian said: “We have discussed with staff the proposal to increase parking charges and we have listened to the concerns they have raised. We have fed this back to our private sector partners and have agreed that charges will remain at the current level for this financial year.
“We understand the impact that travel to and from work can have on staff but also the frustration patients and visitors experience when trying to park to attend an appointment or visit a patient. We will use the review to explore these issues in detail.” NHS Lothian does not own or operate the car park at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The charges for the car park are set by Consort Healthcare in line with the PFI agreement.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had previously said she thought the proposed charges were not “fair”. Lothian Tory MSP Miles Briggs, who raised the matter with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, at First Minister’s Questions said: “This is very welcome news for all the staff, patients and visitors who use the RIE car parks.
“The Evening News is to be congratulated for leading the campaign against the price hikes and as a Lothian MSP who has also been trying to fight these increases I am delighted that I have been able to work alongside the Evening News and constituents who have collected thousands of signatures in online petitions and have successfully forced a u-turn from NHS Lothian.
“Although people will be relieved, NHS Lothian have suggested that the charges will only not be increased this financial year for people who use the car parks. It would be totally unacceptable if we were to face an annual battle against draconian and unacceptable parking charge increases and therefore I will be continuing to urge SNP Ministers and NHS Lothian to work to develop a long term solution that provides affordable parking for staff and patients and increases the capacity of the car parks at the RIE.”

Read more at: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/eri-parking-nhs-lothian-drop-planned-increase-amid-staff-protests-1-4413547

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I see this a lot where I live, who decided to build Edinburgh on top of 3 dormant volcanoes?

I see this a lot where I live, who decided to build Edinburgh on top of 3 dormant volcanoes?

Easy to understand

Easy to understand

Sometimes it gets silly

Sometimes it gets silly

Don't drop litter, EASY

Don’t drop litter, EASY

Walking over a road

Walking over a road

Traffic Lights, easy to see right?

Traffic Lights, easy to see right?

Bike Lane or Bike users yeah?

Bike Lane or Bike users yeah?

Petrol/Gas for your car, easy to understand

Petrol/Gas for your car, easy to understand

Radioactive - DANGEROUS

Radioactive – DANGEROUS

These are ALL very easy to understand

These are ALL very easy to understand

Bus - easy

Bus – easy

Fire - Run!!

Fire – Run!!

Easy

Easy

Recycle

Recycle

Do I have to explain?

Do I have to explain?

I see this a lot where I live, who decided to build Edinburgh on top of 3 dormant volcanoes?

I see this a lot where I live, who decided to build Edinburgh on top of 3 dormant volcanoes?

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Don’t drive faster than this

Go back the other way

Go back the other way

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Signs that MAKE SENSE!

You might crash into this guy

You might crash into this guy

JAMES SP ROCKET – BOLTON

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WE WILL LEAVE A FUCKING DISCREATE LINE UNDER THIS…

….WONT WE? DON’T PLAY WITH ME, OR YOU FUCKING DIE YOU CUNT.

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World Health Organization’s Ranking of the World’s Health

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World Health Organization: W.H.O, Numbers

Was in a Skype chat with 5 people from different continents last night late on, we got onto the subject of ‘Global Healthcare’ When I suggested one Country is 37th, Worst in G8 and G20, it did not go down well and I was almost blamed for all the below statistics. I know many American’s have a stable healthcare and sadly the rich in any Country that has to pay for ALL OR ANY Healthcare will not notice just how bad their Health System is because it’s all they know. I know several people from different Countries who are tired of having no or too expensive Healthcare. Here in my culture, NO MATTER the issue, it’s all free, we don’t pay a penny for Healthcare and we don’t pay extra tax to pay as any other Country might for this human right, for me free Healthcare is a human right. Sadly when we sell Healthcare to corporation’s money has to be made. Scotland got Lucky as our NHS is free, sadly for our English brothers and sisters they pay a small fee for prescriptions, in some homes these £6 per prescribed items can have a bad impact on a houses fiscal ability. Just an interesting insight to global greed here and I hope the people at the top of the list know how lucky they are. Scotland ALWAYS gets lumped into the UK graphs but when we see the research it is amazing what tiny Countries like Scotland, Sweden and all over Northern Europe can do. Again, we pay no extra tax for our Healthcare, we demand it’s free and Politics works for us. Many in Scotland (I am just making a valid point) should try be ill in another Country and realise that a half hour wait at A&E (Accident and Emergency) is not to be moaned about

World Health Organization Ranking; The World’s Health Systems
1 France
2 Italy
3 San Marino
4 Andorra/Scotland
5 Malta
6 Singapore
7 Spain
8 Oman
9 Austria
10 Japan
11 Norway
12 Portugal
13 Monaco
14 Greece
15 Iceland
16 Luxembourg
17 Netherlands
18 United Kingdom
19 Ireland
20 Switzerland
21 Belgium
22 Colombia
23 Sweden
24 Cyprus
25 Germany
26 Saudi Arabia
27 United Arab Emirates
28 Israel
29 Morocco
30 Canada
31 Finland
32 Australia
33 Chile
34 Denmark
35 Dominica
36 Costa Rica
37 USA
38 Slovenia
39 Cuba
40 Brunei
41 New Zealand
42 Bahrain
43 Croatia
44 Qatar
45 Kuwait
46 Barbados
47 Thailand
48 Czech Republic
49 Malaysia
50 Poland
51 Dominican Republic
52 Tunisia
53 Jamaica
54 Venezuela
55 Albania
56 Seychelles
57 Paraguay
58 South Korea
59 Senegal
60 Philippines
61 Mexico
62 Slovakia
63 Egypt
64 Kazakhstan
65 Uruguay
66 Hungary
67 Trinidad and Tobago
68 Saint Lucia
69 Belize
70 Turkey
71 Nicaragua
72 Belarus
73 Lithuania
74 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
75 Argentina
76 Sri Lanka
77 Estonia
78 Guatemala
79 Ukraine
80 Solomon Islands
81 Algeria
82 Palau
83 Jordan
84 Mauritius
85 Grenada
86 Antigua and Barbuda
87 Libya
88 Bangladesh
89 Macedonia
90 Bosnia-Herzegovina
91 Lebanon
92 Indonesia
93 Iran
94 Bahamas
95 Panama
96 Fiji
97 Benin
98 Nauru
99 Romania
100 Saint Kitts and Nevis
101 Moldova
102 Bulgaria
103 Iraq
104 Armenia
105 Latvia
106 Yugoslavia
107 Cook Islands
108 Syria
109 Azerbaijan
110 Suriname
111 Ecuador
112 India
113 Cape Verde
114 Georgia
115 El Salvador
116 Tonga
117 Uzbekistan
118 Comoros
119 Samoa
120 Yemen
121 Niue
122 Pakistan
123 Micronesia
124 Bhutan
125 Brazil
126 Bolivia
127 Vanuatu
128 Guyana
129 Peru
130 Russia
131 Honduras
132 Burkina Faso
133 Sao Tome and Principe
134 Sudan
135 Ghana
136 Tuvalu
137 Ivory Coast
138 Haiti
139 Gabon
140 Kenya
141 Marshall Islands
142 Kiribati
143 Burundi
144 China
145 Mongolia
146 Gambia
147 Maldives
148 Papua New Guinea
149 Uganda
150 Nepal
151 Kyrgystan
152 Togo
153 Turkmenistan
154 Tajikistan
155 Zimbabwe
156 Tanzania
157 Djibouti
158 Eritrea
159 Madagascar
160 Vietnam
161 Guinea
162 Mauritania
163 Mali
164 Cameroon
165 Laos
166 Congo
167 North Korea
168 Namibia
169 Botswana
170 Niger
171 Equatorial Guinea
172 Rwanda
173 Afghanistan
174 Cambodia
175 South Africa
176 Guinea-Bissau
177 Swaziland
178 Chad
179 Somalia
180 Ethiopia
181 Angola
182 Zambia
183 Lesotho
184 Mozambique
185 Malawi
186 Liberia
187 Nigeria
188 Democratic Republic of the Congo
189 Central African Republic
190 Myanmar

Facts on Deaths Due to Lack of Health Insurance in US

New study finds 45,000 US deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage

Medical Mistakes are 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S. & you pay!!

Harvard Medical Study Links Lack of Insurance to 45,000 U.S. Deaths a Year

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Scotland set aside from Britian is 4th Globally for Healthcare

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Another chart

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Sad but true

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Adding in some fiscal studies

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Scotland’s free Healthcare performs best in UK/Britian

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From UK to USA you can see the problem

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USA Healthcare is 2nd World, at best

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USA are worst G20 Country for Healthcare

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Hows about this?

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Sad fact for our American friends

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This is just another interesting stat

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How the World Health Systems Compare. Where is your Country?

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American’s are fiscally tied more to medical treatment than any other nation

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Easy enough to understand

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Scotland, do we realise how lucky and fortunate we are?

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2 minutes of your time to complete! It is Anti Bullying/Suicide Survey

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Via:A friend Lynne Somerville – This survey is of great importance 2 minutes of your time to complete! It is Anti Bullying/Suicide Survey and could help us to help save the lives of many children via technology that we propose. We need market research to back our funding application. This is done via NFP/NGO + charity UBER United. Share far we need as many replies as possible. – I am sharing this for Lynne as I personally in my 15 years coaching young and older kids as well as being a parent of a bullied kid who is now all grown up and working and moved out and in love. My son went through hell and after years of complaining and even me threatening the kids fathers nothing was done, fast forward from primary school to High School and my son had enough, he beat the 2 kids up who had been making his young life (Then) a misery not just for him but my partner and I as parents, and he got suspended, this happens more than we think. Don’t wait till a problem knocks on your door to have a voice about it, do it NOW and maybe by bringing awareness your kid won’t have to go through the hell my son and many others go through. I can say I know of several kids who tried suicide, so this really hits home. I hope you can be decent and give this a word or 2 out of your busy life. I have blogged this, I will leave what I can.

Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/

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