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Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Parking guidelines at hospitals 'ignored'

7th September 2009

A survey by Macmillan Cancer Support has found that 50% of cancer patients were not being helped by concessions to let them park at hospitals for less money.

For 10% of patients, the reduced charges were only accessible when they were close to the end of their treatment. Hospitals in England are paid £110 million annually from parking charges. Macmillan spokesman Mike Hobday said the charges were an "appalling, disjointed mess that cause cancer patients unnecessary financial hardship and stress".

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