Hospitals: Parking

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce or eliminate hospital car parking charges for nurses, doctors and essential healthcare workers.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The level and appropriateness of car parking charges at National Health Service sites is the responsibility of the local NHS trust. We have published the NHS Car Parking Principles which clearly state that concessions should be offered to groups who most need help, such as staff who cannot travel by public transport due to their shift pattern.

However, given it is the responsibility of the local NHS trust, the Department has no jurisdiction to reduce or eliminate hospital car parking charges for nurses, doctors and essential healthcare workers.

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