Pressure over hospital parking charges1st January 2009
England remains the only country in the UK where cancer patients are charged to park their cars while receiving hospital treatment.
Scotland abolished NHS hospital car parking charges for cancer patients from 1 January, following a similar moved by Wales in April 2008, and Northern Ireland in May 2008. Car parking earned almost £112m for the NHS in England in 2007/08. Macmillan Cancer Support says the average cancer patient visits hospital 53 times and pays £325 to park their car.
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Title: Pressure over hospital parking charges
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 9690
Date Added: 1st Jan 2009