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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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Patients 'shouldn't endure unfair parking charges'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said hospital patients and their families should not have to deal with "unfair" parking charges.

Mr Hunt has previously spoken of his concern about parking fees at some hospital, following calls from Conservative backbenchers to end the "rip-off" costs.

Patients and families shouldn't have to deal with the added stress of unfair parking charges.

These clear ground rules set out our expectations, and will help the public hold the NHS to account for unfair charges or practices.

– Jeremy Hunt

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