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Hospitals earn almost £100m from car parking fees

NHS trusts are raking in almost £100m a year from car parking charges, according to new figures released yesterday.In 2005-06, patients and visitors paid £98m to park outside hospitals and GP surgeries, a rise of 26% on the previous year, according to figures revealed by the Commons health select committee.The committee last year revealed that some trusts charged up to £76 a day for parking and rates varied from 30p to £4 per hour.A ...

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