Thank you. This sign was at the entrance to the carpark, and the only one I saw upon parking. I didn't see any signs that were directly lit. I didn't even know how to pay and I couldn't get close enough to the sign to read it. I was expecting somewhere to pay for the parking, but found nowhere. Like I say, it was almost midnight, extremely dark and a poorly lit carpark. I assumed there must be somewhere to pay on the way out, but when I couldn't find an exit and had to go out the way I came, I was on a one-way system that took me directly onto the main road. The only way to try and search further would be to re-enter the carpark near the front again, which I believed would have added additional parking charges.
I had been directed to the hospital by the 111 service, I had no choice but to use the carpark for medical reasons, the main road has double yellow lines the entire road (for many miles), with private residential driveways only. I believe that this amounts to undue influence by attempting to form a contract with me, with the only alternative being forgoing medical treatment. So, even if the sign had in 3 foot lettering: "£70 charge to park here", I believe any supposed contract should be void.
When I left the carpark, I was in pain from a painful medical procedure, it was very late, and due to Parking Eye's poorly designed carparking system and with no clear way to pay, I felt it was unjustified for me to continue circling around a hospital carpark at night, potentially putting other carpark users at risk. At the point when I left the carpark, I had no idea who Parking Eye were, let alone that they administer the hospital's carpark. I have been to many carparks (including hospitals) that only required payment in prime hours when local retail districts were in use, and not after 6pm, for example. So, I believed that, this must be the case at this hospital too, as there was no indication of where or how to pay, and that I must have just driven through an open ticketing gate somewhere that I couldn't see in the dark. If this wasn't the case, the hospital would be able to request my payment at a later date, in which case I would send them the £2 promptly, with an apology, and advise them to improve their carpark layout.