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Rise in NHS parking fees

More than one in four hospital trusts have increased car parking charges for patients and visitors, according to new data. Hospitals in England make millions of pounds from parking each year.

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Health Minister: 'Free hospital car parking could cost more than £100 million'

Health Minister Simon Burns is in favour of increased hospital parking charges Credit: ITV News

Health Minister Simon Burns has said that introducing free hospital car parking "could cost the NHS more than £100 million", following an increase in parking charges. Mr Burns said that the charges however, should not discriminate against patients who require frequent hospital visits.

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