Staff nurse Felicity Richards
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Nurse Felicity Richards mentioned discovering a parking area may add as much as an hour to her working day

Seventy-five members of workers at a Cardiff hospital have been left “damaged” by a court docket ruling which means they owe 1000’s of kilos in parking tickets, a campaigner has mentioned.

On Friday, a choose at Cardiff Civil Justice Centre dominated personal firm Indigo may gather the fees from College Hospital of Wales workers.

The ruling means 75 individuals should pay £128 per excellent ticket.

Sophie Spherical, a healthcare assist employee, mentioned she was “gutted”.

She mentioned: “It is not likely the end result that we wished and what we earn does not actually cowl the fines,” she added.

Campaigner Sue Prior mentioned: “It is horrendous. A few of them [staff] are damaged. They’re scared stiff, petrified, they really feel sick. This impacts everybody from cleaners to docs.”

She mentioned workers had permits which allowed them to park in designated areas for £1.05 a day.

However she mentioned a scarcity of areas meant workers had been compelled to park in unauthorised areas.

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Healthcare assist employee Sophie Spherical (centre) mentioned she was ‘gutted’ by the judgement

Workers nurse Felicity Richards added: “I’ve to permit 45 minutes to an hour additional to park my automotive each morning to search out someplace to park.

“By the point I get into work there are normally no parking areas and I’ve to park off website and very often I’ve to park a 20 to 25 minutes stroll away.”

Cardiff and Vale College Well being Board mentioned greater than 98% of workers complied with parking rules and it was “disappointing” some had “chosen to refuse to co-operate”.

In 2015, it urged staff to pay any parking fines, saying that they had been appropriately issued and it didn’t intend to dispute them.

Indigo has had a contract to handle and preserve the hospital’s automotive parks for a number of years and has 1,250 areas there.

Ms Prior mentioned she had been campaigning on behalf of workers as a result of two of her youngsters have been born blind on the hospital, however after medical intervention now have some sight.

“I had to assist. With out these individuals and the NHS my youngsters could be blind,” she mentioned.

Indigo Park Providers UK has been requested to remark.

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Seventy-five cleaners, docs and nurses have excellent tickets