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Hospital Staff Considering Leaving Their Jobs Because Of 'Terrible' Parking Situation

Staff at Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin are considering leaving their jobs due to the '...
Jonathan Byrne
Jonathan Byrne

12:42 PM - 18 Oct 2022



Hospital Staff Considering Lea...

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Hospital Staff Considering Leaving Their Jobs Because Of 'Terrible' Parking Situation

Jonathan Byrne
Jonathan Byrne

12:42 PM - 18 Oct 2022



Staff at Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin are considering leaving their jobs due to the 'devastating' parking situation.

It comes in light of an increase in nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff being ticketed or clamped in the area around the hospital.

Temple Street Children's Hospital staff have spoken out about the 'stress' they're under due to parking.

Two staff members, who did not want to be named, told Today FM news that the parking facilities around the hospital are 'terrible' and 'minimal'.

One of them travels in from north County Dublin and says every morning is 'stressful' to get a space.

She says the two car parks owned by Temple Street makes for a 'tetris' situation, with everyone blocking each other in.

Healthcare staff in the hospital are under the impression they can park on two adjacent laneways due to the overflow.

However, in recent weeks, Dublin City Council and their Parking Services division have been issuing tickets and clamps to staff parked there.

Dublin City Council responded to the query, outlining that a moratorium was put in place during the pandemic but that arrangement has now ceased.

Another Temple Street staff member says they put their name, number and clinic badge on the dashboard but it's now being ignored.

She travels in from Wicklow and says the situation is 'devastating' and staff are 'competing' for spaces every morning.

The two healthcare staff says it plays on their minds all day, as they wonder if they'll be punished or late home after a day's work on the wards.

Temple Street Children's Hospital hasn't responded to requests for comment.



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