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Hospital clamps its own ambulances

A hospital in London has started clamping its own ambulances because it says drivers are violating parking rules.

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a contract with a firm called Caring For You (CFY), which provides non-emergency ambulances.

But it claims that drivers from the firm are flouting guidelines on where and for how long drivers are allowed to park.

King’s College Trust says it must now resort to clamping CFY ambulances breaking the rules so other vehicles, including emergency ambulances, can move freely.

A trust spokesperson said: ‘Unfortunately, some drivers have not been following these guidelines and have been leaving vehicles in drop-off bays for longer than the permitted time, as well as in no parking areas.

‘Despite frequently raising this issue with CFY, the problem has persisted. King’s therefore has reluctantly taken the decision to start clamping CFY vehicles when drivers do not follow the guidelines.’


Readers' comments (3)

  • I wonder how clamping anything enables other road users to 'move more freely?'
    The clamped vehicle continues to 'block' its place!

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  • This country really has gone bonkers!! Ha ha funniest thing I`ve heard for a while, I`m sure that will impress the patients that cannot get home!

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  • the lunacy continues

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