Andrew Castle is Leading Britain's Conversation.
NHS trusts made £120 million from parking this year. Andrew used a hospital car park yesterday and says "it's not the money, it's just not the right thing".
Andrew Is NOT Happy About Hospital Parking
Figures from the Press Association suggest that hospitals made 120 million from parking this year. Andrew Castle says "it's not right".
The LBC visited Royal Surrey County Hospital yesterday with a relative, and forked out £9.50 for parking.
On his show this morning he recounted his experience and explained why he was not happy about the charges put on both patients and staff.
He said: "Now listen. I've got the money to pay for it. That's not the point, but I would rather be spending time with loved ones, thank you very much, than I would try to press money into a machine.
"And where's that money going? Do you think I want to be at this hospital?
"Royal Surrey is not in the centre of town. I don't believe that people, especially not during the week between Christmas and New Year, are parking there to go and then do their shopping, you know, and pick up a gadget somewhere.
"They're there because their relatives are ill So why was I paying for that? I don't understand it. I think that is inhumane."