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Hospital parking fees slammed

Campaigners have issued a fresh call for car parking charges at hospitals to be scrapped. They say it places an 'unfair' pressure on people already suffering with illness. Birmingham Women's NHS Trust charges patients and visitors £2.70 an hour.

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Patients Association on hospital parking charges

The Patients Association say hospital parking charges hit the elderly hardest.

Charges hit patients hard – particularly elderly people or those who are vulnerable and unable to use public transport. Also affected will be those with chronic conditions that mean they go to hospital regularly. It’s the last thing patients, relatives and carers need.

– Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of The Patients Association

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