'Sick tax' car park charges are raking in millions for NHS hospitals as Tory clampdown fails to happen

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'Sick tax' car park charges are raking in millions for NHS hospitals as Tory clampdown fails to happen

Post  candyfloss on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 11:10 am

Having experienced this quite a lot of late with my husband, this really does annoy me........



'Sick tax' car park charges are raking in millions for NHS hospitals as Tory clampdown fails to happen


There are increased calls for NHS parking to be made free after revenue at 41 trusts shot up from £36.9million in 2011 to £45.4million last year









Rip-off parking charges are raking in millions more for NHS hospitals , despite Tory promises of a clampdown.
Parking revenue at 41 hospital trusts shot up from £36.9million in 2011 to £45.4million last year – a rise of almost a quarter.
Government guidelines state relatives of seriously ill patients should be given free parking or reduced charges.
Concessions should also be offered to disabled patients and NHS staff.
Katherine Murphy of the Patients Association said it was a tax on the sick.
She said: “It should not be ­shouldered by the injured and vulnerable.”




The Lib Dems, who asked 100 trusts for figures, said NHS parking should be free.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sick-tax-car-park-charges-8811466

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