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Hospital signs misleading’

PUBLISHED: 16:49 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:43 25 August 2010

A HOSPITAL trust has been slammed for refusing to clear up misleading parking signs.

A HOSPITAL trust has been slammed for refusing to clear up "misleading" parking signs.

Disabled visitors to Queen Mary's Hospital, in Sidcup, are faced with signs telling them they can park in disabled bays for free, but "parking in the incorrect area" could lead to a fine.

Jean Taylor, 71, of Shepherd's Lane, Dartford, said the signs suggest the disabled may only park in disabled bays, when really they can park in any parking space.

She added: "Disabled people are arriving late for appointments because they're worried about picking up a £70 fine."

A spokesperson for South London Healthcare NHS Trust said: "Staff on site have given the correct advice. If disabled bays are full, disabled drivers can park elsewhere.

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