Letter: Malicious parking system forces SMH patients to pay too much

There is a deliberate and malicious injustice when a system of parking at Surrey Memorial Hospital forces people to pay in advance.

Re: “Pay parking at hospitals criticized,” Feb. 12

There is a deliberate and malicious injustice when a system of parking at Surrey Memorial Hospital is set up so that patients are not at liberty to go out and feed the parking meter, while being attended to by hospital staff.

This forces them to pay more in advance for parking time than they can use, in order not to get ticketed if the meter runs out of time. In the real world, this would be considered theft for charging for services not rendered.

If it was not for the fact that it would be next to impossible to document the amount of money lost by this nefarious scheme, the ones responsible for it would be facing a class action lawsuit, and rightfully so.

Maybe some enterprising young lawyer should look into this.

It would sure beat chasing after ambulances.

 

Fred Perry

Surrey

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