Naas Hospital earned €126,000 from parking last year

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Paul O'Meara

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Naas Hospital earned €126,000 from parking  last year

Naas Hospital charges €1.20 an hour for parking

Naas Hospital generated €126,000 in car park charges last year.
The Irish Cancer Society has launched a “Park the Charges” campaign and says it has carried out a report which “highlights the financial burden of car parking on patients and their families.

It wants the Health Service Executive to issue guidelines to hospitals so that all people undergoing cancer treatment receive free car parking.
“One cancer patient told us that his family had spent €1,200 on car parking charges while he was in hospital,” said Donal Buggy Head of Services and Advocacy at the ICS.

He said the charges are a huge cost for many cancer patients.
However the charge per hour at Naas is among the lowest in the country. It levies a fee of €1.20 per hour as compared with €1 per hour in Tullamore Hospital.
But Tallaght (€2.50 an hour), Beaumont €2.40; Cavan Monaghan €3, the Mater €3.20 are among those which charge more.