Hospitals across the region have brought in millions of pounds in parking charges over the past year, new figures show.
Southend, Colchester, Bedford, Addenbrooke's, Ipswich, the James Paget, Northampton and Milton Keynes all made at least £1m each, according to the Press Association.
In total, more than £174m was taken by trusts across England - up 6% on the year before.
Southend Hospital was our region's biggest earner - raising £1.8m - closely followed by the Luton and Dunstable and Northampton General which each collected around £1.7m over the course of the year.
Figures from the Press Association:
Luton and Dunstable, £1.7m
Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow, £1m
Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke's), 1.2m
Papworth Hospital Cambridge, £0.28m
Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients' Association, said the current state of NHS finances meant it was sometimes hard to blame hospitals for trying to find money.
But she said that did not make the current situation acceptable.