MP calls for scrapping of '˜extortionate' hospital parking charges

Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn is calling on the Government to scrap '˜extortionate' hospital car parking charges in England.

Wednesday, 7th February 2018, 8:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th February 2018, 9:30 am
Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn.

Research published by Unison last year highlighted that some NHS hospitals in England are charging staff fees of about £100 a month just to park.

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Stephen Hepburn MP said: “It is totally wrong patients, NHS staff and those visiting loved ones in hospital are being forced to pay, what is essentially, a tax on sickness and a tax on drivers using NHS services.

“Private companies are making profits from the taxpayer and the most vulnerable people in our society. This must stop and I will continue to press the Government to take action and end this injustice.”