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Patientline charge increase

Started by: empress (9667) 

Just read that the fone calls are going up from 10p a minute to 26p a minute .
How greedy can some companys get?My mum was in hospital most of last year, both Christys and Wigan Infirmary,a fiver on the card lasted hardly any time at all as it is.A lot of people are bedridden so can't get up and just call anytime they want to speak to family, also those who are in for any length of time are obviously very ill, so will either be out of work that time or elderly, they just won't have that kind of money.
Not everyone has family living local like my mum, so these phones are a godsend to those who need support from their family and friends.
They are just cashing in one someones elses misfortune.

Started: 5th Apr 2007 at 11:02

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

Nothing surprises me any more emp,and the cards are just a waste of time,like
you say some folk have no choice but to
buy them and it means a lot to the elderly just to chat with family members
when they are in hospital and feel vulnerable,but being ripped off by these
companies is not on.

Replied: 5th Apr 2007 at 11:28

Posted by: plum47 (898) 

i think this is just awful,my mam was in christies last year like yours emp and has been in and out of hospital nearly all last year and most of this one.its just to much to have to pay to keep in touch for a few mins.

Replied: 5th Apr 2007 at 14:54

Posted by: annefair (1170)

I think that these charges are just far too much and that they exploit the patients.Obviously people want to have contact while they are in hospital and for those who are in for a few days it becomes very costly!

Replied: 5th Apr 2007 at 19:47

Posted by: annefair (1170)

I think that these charges are just far too much and that they exploit the patients.Obviously people want to have contact while they are in hospital and for those who are in for a few days it becomes very costly!

Replied: 5th Apr 2007 at 19:52

Posted by: levi1962 (3577) 

it sure makes mobile phone calls look cheap still its only hitting people who cant walk or cant walk far wonder how much the hospital gets out of the 26p on the old 10p price per minute they 5p of it...

Replied: 5th Apr 2007 at 21:13

Posted by: jessie fisher (809) 

very cheeky

Replied: 5th Apr 2007 at 22:18

 

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