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Hospital car park price hikes revealed in latest study

14 October 2016

An investigation by the Press Association news agency has revealed that one third of English hospital trusts increased their car parking charges last year.

Patients and visitors can now pay up to £4 for one hour's parking while visiting a hospital.

Charges increased by an average of 15% among the third of hospital trusts that raised their prices.

The Press Association report was compiled using information from NHS trusts and statistics body NHS Digital.

Information received by NHS Digital from 209 hospital trusts showed that a further 60% had made no change to parking charges in the last 12 months, while 7% had reduced prices.

Royal Surrey County Hospital was revealed as having the highest hourly parking rates at £4 per hour, followed by Hereford County Hospital and Stockport, both charging £3.50 and closely followed by Bristol Royal Information at £3.40 and West Suffolk Hospital at £3.30.

Trafford General Hospital, Greater Manchester, provides free parking for up to three hours, highlighting the widely varied approach to applying charges by hospital trusts.

England continues to be the only region of the UK that routinely charges patients and visitors to park their vehicles.


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