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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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NHS parking fees highest in South East

New data shows that NHS patients and visitors in London and the South East pay the most in parking fees, while those in the South West pay the least.

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)

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