STOP CLAMPING AT CONNOLLY HOSPTIAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Cllr Paul Donnelly has launched a Sinn Féin initiative aimed at eliminating clamping at Connolly Hospital.  We informed the hospital management and the clamping company that for a four hour period last Friday that no cars would be clamped”.

At the launch of the campaign in Connconnolly hospital clamping issueolly hospital Cllr Donnelly said “I have had many representations over the past year in relation to Clamping at Connolly. Clamping patients and visitors whose ticket has run out is not acceptable under any circumstances”.

“The patients and visitors were informed that if their ticket ran out that we would pay for any extra time required and therefore no cars could be clamped. This was a completely peaceful action that was 100% successful”.

“I have written to the Hospital management in relation to this issue and have requested that clamping should cease as soon as possible. I understand it can’t be done immediately, however we have requested that the new development plan which includes the new children’s wing and the recent announcement of the move of the Rotunda Maternity Hospital does mean an opportunity now arises for a commitment to reconfigure the car parks to allow for payment on exi

“I have heard from staff, patients and visitors of the stress and anxiety caused by the fear of the clampers. One person who was unable to get change had to leave their dying family members bedside to go to the garage on the Navan Road for change. That’s unacceptable.t.

“I have been informed that the hospital management have written to me outlining new parking measures however I have requested a meeting with hospital management and will be asking for a commitment to introduce “pay on exit” parking”. ENDS.

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