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    scots do it again - free hospital parking from 1st jan

    NHS car parking charges abolished

    An interim cap of £3 per day has been in place since January
    Car parking charges are to be abolished at NHS hospitals across Scotland, the health secretary has announced.

    An interim cap of £3 per day has been in place since January.

    Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said the move would help reaffirm the NHS's founding principle of healthcare free at the point of delivery.

    The move, which takes effect from 31 December, applies to 14 hospitals where fees operate. Charges at three PFI car parks will not be scrapped.

    england wales and n.ireland should follow - but they wont - especially england

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    ours used to be £2.40 a day. just changed it to hourly rate. getting ripped off again

    parking in any hoispital in wales is already FREE

    Wales Has Been Free For Quite A While,except Where A Contractor Is Running It

    smallkiwi;2876816

    Wales Has Been Free For Quite A While,except Where A Contractor Is … Wales Has Been Free For Quite A While,except Where A Contractor Is Running It



    My local hospital is one of those with a contract in place but they have changed the fee from £1.40 for three hours to £1.20 for six hours.

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    massmail666;2876691

    lucky scots!



    they aint lucky,they fought for it,although i agree it should be national,get stuck right into into your mp,s:thumbsup:

    It just goes to show change is good, so do what's right next election

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    payway;2876737

    parking in any hoispital in wales is already FREE



    And so are Prescriptions. :thumbsup:

    churchy2704;2879805

    And so are Prescriptions. :thumbsup:

    but there is a downside. According to the Healthcare Commission you have to wait longer for treatment in Wales compared to England.....

    Original Poster

    another one for the scots - will this make any difference to you -

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    I wish they would introduce this in England. I work at a Hospital and they charge£180 per year for staff to park in the car park. Worse thing is that does not even guarantee you a parking space and it is not reduced if you work part time. So as I work part time and start work at 9am after the kids have gone to school there is very often not even a space for me!!!!:x
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