Navigation Links
Charging Car Park Fees From Cancer Patients Is Morally Wrong, Says Macmillan Cancer Relief

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that hospitals are raking in huge amounts courtesy charging patients// for the use of car parks. The BBC reports that trusts had made up to £1.5 million a year by charging for this service.

The hospitals, which earned the maximum revenue, were large ones with a big list of patients. The Department of Health figures show that University Hospital Birmingham made £1.5 million from car parking charges in 2004-5.But the trust refuted charges of levying an excess fee and said that the total amount represented the income from the car parks from three health trusts on four hospital sites; the two sites of the University Hospital Birmingham, the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Hospital and the Women's Hospital. "We actually have one of the lowest charges for car parking in the country, this high revenue figure is due to the fact that a lot of people are using these spaces," a spokeswoman for the trust said. Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust also made more than a £1 million this way. "In direct response to local demand, we have considerably expanded the number of spaces available and also ensured a good standard of lighting, security, etc... investing some £1.2m in car park expansion and improvements in the last six years," a spokeswoman clarified. A Department of Health spokeswoman explained away the matter by saying that these charges were a way for the trusts to discourage unwanted people from the campuses, "Ultimately, it is a matter for individual NHS trusts to decide whether or not to charge for car parking, and the level of charges in the light of local circumstances," she said. Macmillan Cancer Relief, which has been campaigning to end these charges for cancer patients, said that these charges were morally wrong, "It is shameful that the sickest and most vulnerable people have to pay the most. Hospital car parking costs are often the final straw in a lon g line of extra costs faced by cancer patients," said the charity's chief executive Peter Cardy
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Testing Your Health & Charging Your Mobile At One Go - Check Out The Urine Powered Batteries
2. Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
3. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
4. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
5. Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
6. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
7. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
8. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
9. The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
10. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
11. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand ... project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s ... within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing ... which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him ... Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm ... sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American ... Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., ... developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was ... Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief ... shareholder awareness of our progress in developing drugs for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Any dentist who has made an implant supported denture ... of them do not even offer this as a viable ... costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer that ... cost that the majority of today,s patients would not be ... , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LOS ANGELES , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... (NASDAQ: CAPR ), a biotechnology company ... first-in-class therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in ... progrEssion in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its ... its enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: