Manchester University Hospitals took in the most money from its car parks last year, £6.3million according to research out this morning.
A freedom of Information request by the Press Association revealed that NHS hospital car parks collected a record high £254m in charges and fines from patients, staff and visitors in 2018-19 – a 10 per cent rise on the previous year.
Analysis also revealed that Income from parking fines also increased by 8 per cent last year, to over £1.5m with many saying they were fined because their appointment overran.
The survey spoke to 7883 patients and visitors who had used a hospital car park in the last two years were questioned, and financial data was gathered from 144 NHS trusts.
One in three people said they struggled to find a space, while one in ten said there was a lack of disabled provision. Other common complaints included long queues and meters that did not work.