"The cost to the NHS of parking vouchers for patients"

About: Ninewells Hospital

(as the patient),

I am undergoing daily radiotherapy at Ninewells for cancer, and am given a voucher every day for free parking. This is great: but every day I, and all the other people eligible, have a cardboard voucher where we scratch off the date. This seems to me to be a colossal waste of NHS money.

Why don't you give a monthly voucher, which would have the Registration number of the car (perhaps validated by an NHS stamp by a member of staff to stop swapping vouchers)on which we could scratch off the date each day? The NHS is so strapped for cash, and this seems to me to be an area where some saving could be made.

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Response from Alison Moss, Feedback Manager, NHS Tayside

Dear “mabelmolly”

Thank you for your feedback and helpful suggestions regarding our car parking vouchers and how we might save money. I will certainly ensure this is shared with the relevant department for their consideration.

I hope your treatment is going well and very much appreciate you taking the time to contact us via Patient Opinion. If you wish to provide any further feedback, we would be happy to receive this. The NHS Tayside Complaints and Feedback Team can also be contacted on 0800 027 5507 or via email – feedback.tayside@nhs.net

Regards.

Alison Moss

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