Hospital parking reforms 'to help patients, relatives and staff'

Relatives of chronically ill patients will be given free or cheap parking at English hospitals new guidelines announced by the Government.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the new rules would end the stress of "unfair" charges.

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Labour: 1 in 4 hospitals have hiked parking fees

Labour have attacked the government over hospital car parking fees despite new plans to reduce charges for relatives of chronically ill patients.

The Tory-led Government scrapped Labour's plans to phase out car parking charges for patients and Jeremy Hunt needs to take responsibility for the fact that, since then, one in four hospitals have increased parking fees.

– Shadow health minister Andrew Gwynne

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