Hospital car park charging - Which? winsHospitals pledge change to parking fees
03 September 2010
Hospitals are signing up to change after Which? - backed by a tremendous response from Which? members - named and shamed the worst-offending hospital trusts and applauded the best.
Hospitals pledge change action
Clamp-happy Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust has launched a review of its car parking management following our investigation, while Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust - named the highest minimum charge with a £4 charge for two hours' parking - has also said it will review its parking structures.
Other trusts pledging to take action include Trafford Hospital, which is phasing out charges altogether, and Derby NHS Trust, which had the most complaints.
Following the government’s announcement that it is to scrap plans for free NHS hospital car parking in England, Which? is calling for local hospitals to implement fairer charging after research showing that parking made hospital visits more stressful for 49% of people.
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