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.
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.
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.”