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Scunthorpe Hospital Car Parking Charges

Volume 575: debated on Tuesday 11 February 2014

The Petition of residents of Scunthorpe,

Declares that the Petitioners are very concerned that car parking prices at Scunthorpe General Hospital have been increased from September 2013.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the hospital to think of local constituents who are affected by this price increase and reconsider their decision.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Nic Dakin, Official Report, 21 January 2014; Vol. 574, c. 268.]

[P001315]

Observations from the Secretary of State for Health:

National Health Service organisations have the autonomy to make decisions locally on the provision of car parking to patients, visitors and staff to reflect local situations.

Patients whose healthcare needs require frequent or extended access to hospitals have a fundamental right to fair and appropriate car parking concessions and we expect hospital trusts to deliver them.