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Sixty seconds on . . . hospital car parking

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 22 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4447
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

It’s terrible, we know. What’s new?

NHS Digital has published data showing exactly how much money hospitals in England make from charging for parking.1 Last year NHS trusts made £69.5m from charging staff to park and a further £156.8m from charging patients and visitors.

That’s some violation

It does seem rather a lot, although the charges vary by hospital. For example, it costs staff £2 an hour to park at the Royal …

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