"Car Parking Charges at Northwich Victoria..."
About: Victoria Infirmary (Northwich) Victoria Infirmary (Northwich) Northwich CW8 1AW
The first principle of the National Health Service was that it was to be free for use at the point of contact.
This principle has been trampled on by the practice of charging ludicrously high rates for car parking - it is no more than taxing the sick.
The standard NHS responses about maintenance costs simply don't wash - the car park at the Northwich Victoria Infirmary hasn't had a penny spent on it in years!
It is also perhaps worth pointing out that the Northwich Victoria Infirmary has the only car park in the town which charges at all. All of the other car parks are free - rightly so.
Aneurin Bevan will be spinning in his grave!