Patients with chronic conditions could be paying more for parking

Patients with chronic conditions could be paying more for parking after a Midlands hospital lifted a £150,00 cap on charges for frequent visitors.

Patients and campaigners say it's unacceptable that the most vulnerable are being targeted once again but hospital bosses have defended their decision blaming the tough financial climate.

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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.