Robert Halfon MP has introduced a ten minute rule bill into parliament today to prohibit charges made at NHS hospitals.
As the MP explained, if you have cancer or another long term health condition or have a premature baby, you are hit the hardest by these charges. An average charge for a one hour parking is £1.80 with the highest ones around £4 per hour.
In his speech, the MP also said that doctors and nurses need to be helped too, but why is that, especially doctors? They get paid lots.
Opponents says that if car parking charges were eliminated, this would take £200 million out of clinical care, but the MP has argued that with greater efficiency and procurement practices, the NHS could easily make up that deficit.
The bill will be debated on Friday 16th March 2018.
Should parking at a NHS hospital be free?