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Solihull's hospital trust collects most in parking charges last year

The  Heart of England Foundation Trust raked in the most revenue from parking charges last year, compared to other trusts

The Heart of England Foundation Trust raked in the most revenue from parking charges last year, compared to other trusts.

The trust, which looks after Solihull Hospital, made £3.9 million in 2011/2012 in parking fees - ranking above Nottingham, Leeds and Oxford.

The figures were obtained by MP Chris Skidmore and show that, on average, hospital trusts are now collecting twice as much as they were 10 years ago.

The trust announced it will carry out a review of its parking charges earlier this year after a Freedom of Information request made by the Solihull News earlier revealed that Solihull Hospital collected over £1 million in the past two years through visitor car parking charges.

Claire Molloy, managing director for Solihull Hospital and Community Services, said this week: “We are committed to providing our patients, visitors and staff with safe, cost-effective parking facilities. We recognise that parking charges can be a very significant financial burden for some and so we offer discounts to anyone visiting the hospital for more than one day,

“We also offer a wide range of discounted multiple day tickets, including passes for those attending on a regular, but not daily, basis to particular wards.

“We are working alongside our publicly elected Governors and staff to see how we can address the current issues around parking and are undertaking a review of our car parking charges, parking capacity and requirements which is due to be completed by the end of the year.”

Councillor Jim Ryan (Con, Bickenhill) has called for a ‘ full and thorough’ consultation with the public and said he is ‘deeply concerned’ at the amount of money visitors are shelling out to visit their sick relatives.

 

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