Loosening the stranglehold on funding shouldn’t be mistaken for generosity
Huge parking fees aren’t the solution to hospital funding shortfalls
Every healthcare student should be offered grants, and tuition fees scrapped.
UNISON believes that health workers should not be charged to park at the hospital they work at. That’s why we’re asking all NHS trusts in England to make parking free for all staff within two years. And a recent success for members in Norfolk, shows what is possible
Exorbitant hospital parking charges have increasingly become the norm in England because the NHS is so starved of funds.
Parking outside work is becoming more and more of a problem for NHS staff in England.
Welcoming the Labour Party’s pledge to end hospital parking charges for patients, visitors and NHS staff, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The cost of hospital parking is heaping excessive financial pressure on health employees who’ve gone for years without a decent pay rise. “Extortionate parking costs are bad enough, but NHS staff are also […]
Some hospitals are charging NHS staff, including low-waged nurses and porters, ‘extortionate’ fees of nearly £100 a month to park, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top chargers with full-time staff paying ￡85.38 a month to park at the Royal Free Hospital site. Others include the […]