Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Car dependency and the NHS

HOSPITAL car park charges are set to be scrapped for thousands of patients after the Government admitted they cause "great resentment". Health Secretary Andy Burnham yesterday began an eight-week consultation to decide who should be exempt from fees

He admitted the NHS had not given the issue "the attention it deserves".

On the contrary, the NHS has turned just about every hospital site in Britain into a vast car park, while at the same time blatantly neglecting walking and cycling. The NHS is a car-sick body run by fossil-fuel addicts.