Hospital car parking the impact of access costs

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NHS Trusts have statutory powers to raise income, which allow them to decide whether to charge, and how much to charge, for hospital car parking. Trusts are not obliged to provide parking facilities on their premises, but provision will inevitably incur costs in the form of maintenance, security and staffing. If Trusts choose not to charge for parking, then these costs must be covered from other
sources of revenue, potentially diverting resources from patient care. Charges typically account for around 0.25% of a hospital‟s income, but can be as high as 1%. The government offers financial support to people on low incomes who incur travel expenses when accessing health care.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork, UK
PublisherUniversity of York, Centre for Health Economics;
Number of pages65
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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NameCHE Research Paper
PublisherCentre for Health Economics, University of York

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