Barbara Woolley, via email
SHOULD hospital parking fees be abolished? No they should not – free parking would be abused. Then patients wouldn’t be able to park for appointments.
No one is too poor if they are running a car to pay for parking.
The fees are so small compared with free medical treatment.
My husband and I have had approximately £70-80,000 worth of procedures, including cancer treatment, for which we had a free parking pass.
Plus there are ongoing check-ups, scans and medication, again all for free.
The only thing patients see written in hard cash are car parking fees and if this money goes into hospital coffers all the better for patients – more care.