The head of the Patients Association has described parking charges at hospitals and mental health trusts as "exorbitant". She was responding to new data showing that 28 per cent of NHS trusts have increased their parking fees:
It is often money patients do not have in these troubled financial times and is a tax on the sick when people have already paid for their health service. Hospitals should be properly supported by the government and should not have to rely on charging patients and visitors to park to make ends meet,
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