Hospitals: Parking

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS hospital car parks in England are operated by private parking companies.

Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS hospital sites in England are compliant with his Department's guidance entitled, NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, 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. The Department have published the NHS Car Parking Principles which clearly state that concessions should be offered to groups who most need help, such as disabled people including those with blue badges and temporary disabilities.

Information is not collected on car parking costs, concessionary parking arrangements for blue badge holders or the number of private provider companies that operate NHS hospital car parks in England.

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