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Some hospital trusts make millions a year from car parks

Some hospital trusts in England are making more than £3m a year from car parking fees, Freedom of Information (FOI) requests have shown.

Of more than 90 trusts that responded to FOI requests, half are making at least £1m a year, the news agency Press Association (PA) found. The Patients Association said the charges were “morally wrong”. But many trusts defended their revenues, saying some or all of the money was put back into patient care.

The investigation showed hospitals were making increasing amounts of money from staff, patients and visitors – including those who are disabled – who used their car parks. It also found hospitals were giving millions of pounds to private firms to run their car parks for them, with some receiving money from parking fines. Others are tied into private finance initiative contracts, where all the money charged from car parks goes to companies under the terms of the scheme.

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One Response

  1. lkirby6733 says:

    What happens to charges made by each hospital? What is the money used for?

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