Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital staff are being forced to sleep in their cars and leave for work up to three hours early in order to nab a parking spot, according to unions, Stuff reveals. At the beginning of July, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) – which owns the hospital’s parking operation but not the land – increased prices by more than 20 percent. Complaints have flooded the hospital’s message boards since. Meanwhile, staff are encouraged to use public transport or to park at Manukau Super Clinic and use the free shuttle to the hospital.