Car parking charges are to increase at Nottingham's hospitals from 1 May 2013.
The price of two-hour, four-hour and 24-hour tariffs will rise by 10p for patients and visitors parking at Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital.
Daniel Mortimer from the Trust says,
"By funding our car parks and free Medilink bus service from the income we make from car parking charges, we protect NHS money for patient care....Increasing our charges is never going to be a popular decision.
"But the reality is that we, along with other hospitals and public sector organisations, face tough financial challenges and decisions."
A survey by the Nursing Times has found that over half of nurses believe their concerns about patient care are being ignored.
It follows the Francis Report which criticised Stafford Hospital for "appalling standards of care".
Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter said,
We are determined that staff who have the courage and integrity to speak out in the interests of patient safety are protected and listened to.
We have already taken a range of measures to protect and support whistleblowers in the NHS - including funding a national helpline, embedding rights in their employment contracts and issuing new guidance in partnership with trades unions and employers.
We are now considering the recommendations of the Francis Report in full and whether we need go further.