Posted on Thursday 27 December 2018
CLIC Sargent comments on news about increased hospital parking charges
New data suggests that four in 10 NHS hospitals in England have increased car parking charges in the last year.
Clare Laxton, Associate Director of Policy and Influencing at CLIC Sargent, said: “The increase in hospital car parking charges will hit parents of children with cancer hard and we are hugely disappointed with this news. Families tell us that parking charges are a huge financial burden when their child is diagnosed with cancer, and we know that many parents are already struggling to make ends meet as they face additional expenses of £600 extra a month when their child is having treatment. It’s unacceptable that parents already going through their worst nightmare should have to think about how they will survive financially and in some cases even count the pennies. Abolishing hospital car parking charges could help to ease some of the financial pressures they face.”
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