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Parking Policy: Issue 211 5 Oct 2009

Health secretary pledges free parking at hospitals

Burnham makes pledge at Labour Party conference

Hospital parking charges for in-patients in England will be phased out  if Labour wins the next general election, health secretary Andy Burnham has announced.

Patients would get a permit to cover the length of their stay, which visitors could use for free, Burnham told the Labour Party conference in Brighton last month. He said the last thing people visiting hospital wanted to worry about was keeping their car parking ticket up to date.

He told delegates: “For families of the sickest...

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