freephone 0800 862 0373
Sign in to view your quotes
Email address:
Password or PIN:

Forgotten your password? Reset it here.

AA backs plans to scrap hospital parking charges

Published on 01/10/2009
The AA has welcomed plans to drop hospital parking charges for inpatients and introduce permits for visiting friends and relatives.

According to the motoring organisation, the government needs to also address the issue of car parking costs facing chronically-ill outpatients, who are often unable to use public transport.

Commenting on the current system, Edmund King, the president of the AA, said: "Parking charges are often a tax on the sick.

"There seems to be a kind of hospital parking apartheid when it comes to long-term sufferers in England compared to patients in Scotland and Wales who get free parking."

He added that parking concessions for cancer patients should be provided to people who require daily hospital treatment.

Last year, the British Medical Association also called for car park charges in UK hospitals to be scrapped.

Meanwhile, a survey recently carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support found that 45 per cent of patients believe hospital car parking charges have caused them stress or worry.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2009


Categories:  NHS and Hospitals
AA backs plans to scrap hospital parking charges The AA has welcomed plans to drop hospital parking charges for inpatients and introduce permits for visiting friends and relatives. Accordi    tweet it on twittershare with your friends on Facebookshare with your friends on MySpaceBlog it on your LinkedIn profile
 

No.1 health insurance broker as rated by customers

A great service from the initial call, to finalising the agreement. I would highly recommend to my family and friends.

Review centre member

Proactive, efficient, and offered me insurance I need. I would say half price I would end up paying if I did it by myself. Many thanks.

Review centre member

Excellent service. Explained everything in detail and really helped to find the right insurance best suited to my needs - which wasn't necessarily the most expensive. 

Review centre member

Good value and the advisor was very helpful and recommended the best policy for my grandson. I would definitely use this service again and recommend to others.

Review centre member

We were contacted in good time to make a knowledgable choice. We were given plenty of options with lots of information to enable us to make the right choice.

Review centre member

The service I received was excellent, the staff member was very efficient and knowledgable. She went out of her way to get the best policy for me.

Review centre member

Great service. I really appreciated the help provided by Active Quote to arrange health insurance. The agent was very informative and proactive. Many thanks!

Review centre member

I received excellent care and attention from the first phone call till the last. Friendly, efficient and patient.

Review centre member

Staff are very helpful, friendly and polite. They call back when they say they will and keep you up to date with progress. Pleasure to deal with.

Review centre member

Very polite and friendly, and gave detailed explanations of all aspects of the cover. Reassuring to know that if you do have a problem there is someone you can contact.

Review centre member
 
This site is operated by Insurance Broker ActiveQuote Ltd registered in England & Wales company number 6765845.
Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm reference number 501109 as detailed on the Financial Services Register. Please read our Key Facts document.
For information about your rights as a consumer visit Citizens Advice.

Our insurance comparison service is free and easy for you to use, but you are responsible for making sure all your information is entered correctly, and for choosing your insurer.

This site uses cookies in order to work correctly - these are not harmful and do not contain personal information. By using this site you consent to this. I understand  Tell me more

please wait ...