Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has called for an end to charges for hospital parking.
During the Coronavirus crisis, car parking charges for NHS staff in England have been halted. However, the Government has put out mixed messages in recent weeks as to whether this will continue as the crisis begins to ease.
Gwynne has signed two parliamentary motions – one in the name of Labour MP Zarah Sultana and another in the name of Conservative MP Sir Mike Penning – calling for an end to hospital parking charges.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“We are all incredibly grateful for the amazing work that our NHS workers have done during this crisis to keep us safe. We owe them a great deal and free parking at hospitals was the very least they deserved.
“I am very concerned that charges may come back for NHS staff as the crisis eases and would call on the Government to ensure that this is not the case.
“Parking should be free at all NHS hospitals regardless of whether there’s a pandemic, and not just for staff, but for patients and visitors too.”