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Nurses "hounded" by bailiffs over parking fines
« on: 01 November, 2020, 08:14:57 AM »
Perhaps we should organise a "Clap for private parking operators <Monkey> and bailiffs <Monkey>" night?  <Swearyrant> <Tosser>


Nurses "hounded" by bailiffs linked to Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away over parking fines

EXCLUSIVE: As frontline nurses work long hours battling the coronavirus pandemic, bailiffs from DCBL (Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd) are threatening them with court action for parking at the hospitals where they work

NHS nurses are being “hounded” by debt collectors linked to Channel 5’s bailiff show Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away over huge fines from hospital parking.

Frontline staff working 12 and a half-hour shifts have been threatened with court action by DCB Legal, whose sister firm DCBL provides the repo men featured in the hit TV series.

DCBL (Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd) is valued at £1.8million and both are run from the same £1.7million HQ in Runcorn, Cheshire, by millionaire Gary Robinson.

Michelle Dalany-Payne, 52, a £19,000-a-year psychiatric nursing assistant at Eastbourne District General Hospital, faces a £3,340 bill dating back to January 2019

Her colleague Tilli Catt, 23, who is four months pregnant, has been hit with a demand for £2,380.

She said: “At times the machines weren’t working. We even put the money on our dashboards.”

Legal and admin costs are believed to have swelled fines from an initial £35.

Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders said: “Anyone hearing about this will be appalled.”

Neither DCB Legal nor the contractor that hired them, First Parking, responded to requests for comment.

It comes as NHS staff's jobs are set to get even tougher, with Boris Johnson tonight announcing England will enter a national lockdown from Thursday, November 5, the second countrywide lockdown since the beginning of the pandemic.

Today he announced the national lockdown will last just shy of four weeks, ending on December 2, with pubs, bars and restaurants closing and takeaway service permitted only.

Under the new rules, educational settings will remain open, including schools, universities and nurseries, in a bid to not increase negative impact of learning, which was hindered during the tough restrictions in the first wave.

The news comes as the NHS struggles to keep the number of coronavirus patients out of hospital, and infections in the community increasing.

Offline Overlord

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Re: Nurses "hounded" by bailiffs over parking fines
« Reply #1 on: 03 November, 2020, 11:55:30 PM »
SCUM! I hope the Government will be taking a serious look at this issue. It is a disgusting way to treat medical staff at any time, let alone during such a trying time as we are experiencing at the moment. Perhaps these bailiffs should be turned away from hospitals if any of them come down with Covid symptoms. Sorry, we don't have any beds available.

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Re: Nurses "hounded" by bailiffs over parking fines
« Reply #2 on: 05 November, 2020, 06:37:09 PM »
"Clapped in chains' for the NHS anyone?
The parking charges and these fines should all be cancelled while the current crisis is on.
Parking charges at hospitals for staff should be cancelled for good.


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