Frontline NHS nurses helping the fight against Coronavirus are being “hounded” by bailiffs for hospital car parking fees according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
DCBL (Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd) feature in Channel 5’s bailiff show ‘Can’t pay? We’ll take it away‘ and have been chasing nurses for unpaid fines for hospital parking. Their sister company DCB legal which obtains the writs for the Bailiffs to enforce have been threatening nurses with legal action according to the Daily Mirror.
Frontline NHS Staff have apparently been targeted after working 12 hour shifts and missing car parking time limits.
The Mirror tells the story of one NHS worker Michelle Dalany-Payne, 52, who is being chased for a whopping £3,340 bill dating back over a period of time to January 2019.
Her colleague Tilli Catt, 23, who is four months pregnant, has been hit with a demand for £2,380 from DCBL.
Ms Dalany-Payne said “At times the machines weren’t working. We even put the money on our dashboards.”
Legal and admin costs are believed to have been added by DCBL and 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 made by the Daily Mirror for comment.