Singleton parking fines dispute after colleague Jayne Parker's death
- 13 December 2013
- From the section South West Wales
Hospital workers were given parking tickets after a road in Swansea was closed following a collision in which a colleague died.
Pedestrian Jayne Parker, 47, died after she was hit by a car on Sketty Lane near Singleton Hospital on Tuesday.
The local health board has now contacted Swansea council asking for the fines to be cancelled, saying staff parked on a nearby road instead as they could not reach the car park.
The council is looking into the matter.
A spokesman for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABM) said: "We can confirm a number of staff, who were not able to access the Singleton Hospital staff car park because of the Sketty Lane closure, did receive parking tickets.
"We have contacted Swansea council, explaining the extenuating circumstances, and asked for the tickets to be voided, and we understand the council is now looking into this.
"Our staff's overriding priority was to get to work on time, which demonstrates their commitment to providing care to patients."
Swansea Council said it was trying to resolve the issue.
"We are already in talks with the health board to get details of the staff who were affected by this and we'd expect to cancel their tickets," a spokesman said.
The driver of a silver Seat Leon was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been given bail.
Jayne Parker's family said she was a "supporting, caring loving person with a bubbly personality".
South Wales Police said anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.