Hospital trusts increase parking charges

One in four hospital trusts have increased parking charges for patients and visitors- some by over 100%.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust upped prices 112%, from 67p an hour to £1.42.

New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton this week claimed it needed to put up car parking charges to protect jobs.

Examples of car parking charges for one hour:

  • National average - 77p
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital - £2.50
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - £1.60
  • United Lincolnshire Hospital - £1.42 (up from 67p)
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear - £75p (up from 25p)