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Hospitals parking discounts not being publicised

Visitors need to know about parking discounts

Hospital parking

Which? research has found that nearly one in three English hospitals don’t provide information in their car parks about parking discounts.

Patients and visitors to these hospitals are being left in the dark about the parking discounts available, while people visiting other hospitals are being told about parking discounts on the hospitals’ websites, in the hospitals’ car parks, in wards and in letters to patients.

Which? members can read the full story on hospital car parking here or in July’s Which? magazine. Sign up here to become a member, and pay just £1 for your first trial month.


One Which? member told us about his wife who was attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment and wasn’t aware that she was entitled to free parking. He said: ‘The voucher scheme is not advertised and we wouldn’t have known unless other cancer patients had told us.’ 

Which? policy adviser Rebecca Owen-Evans says: ‘It’s unacceptable that patients and visitors are paying more than they need to for hospital parking. Hospitals need to give more information on the discounts they provide.’

Click here to get involved with our campaign to improve hospital car parking.

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