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Torbay Hospital: Parking

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) revenue income and (b) estimated overhead cost of the parking charges scheme at Torbay hospital was in each of the last 10 years. (192256)

Hospital car parking charges are decided locally by individual trusts to help cover the cost of running and maintaining a car park. All trusts should have exemption and concessionary schemes in place to ensure that patients and carers who visit hospital regularly are not disadvantaged. They should also have sustainable public transport plans in place for staff and visitors.

Data on the gross income that national health service trusts receive from car parking charges paid by staff and visitors have been collected since 2000. These data are provided by the NHS on a voluntary basis and have not been amended following their collection, nor have they been actively checked by the Department. They therefore cannot be confirmed to be accurate or complete.

Information in respect of Torbay hospital, part of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, is shown in the following table.

Total gross income from car parking charges

2000-01

1

2001-02

208,081

2002-03

316,896

2003-04

347,413

2004-05

418,319

2005-06

464,327

2006-07

464,213

1 Trust did not submit data

The Department does not collect information about the overhead costs that trusts will incur in providing car parking facilities.