Health staff and patients are being fleeced with parking fees

Huge parking fees aren’t the solution to hospital funding shortfalls

Commenting on new PA research published today (Tuesday) showing parking fee income for NHS trusts in England has risen by risen by 10% and reached a record high, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“Ratcheting up parking charges isn’t how cash-strapped NHS trusts should be tackling their funding problems.

“But if the government had put more money into the health service, charges could’ve been scrapped. No nurse, porter or other NHS employee should be fleeced simply for going to work.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.
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