BMA Scotland response to free hospital parking

by BMA Scotland media team

Press release from BMA Scotland

Location: Scotland
Published: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Responding to the news that free car parking at three PFI hospitals in Scotland has been extended, Dr Lewis Morrison, chair of the BMA’s Scottish Council, said: “This is very welcome news for all staff, patients and visitors who use the car parks at Ninewells, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. These three hospital car parks are extremely costly and staff – particularly junior doctors on rotation, medical students on placement, and nurses – should not be expected to pay those sort of charges to go to work.

“Long-term access to free hospital parking will hopefully prevent members of staff from having to park a considerable distance away from their workplace – which could in turn enhance their personal safety when going to and from work. I hope the Scottish Government will ensure free parking at these sites becomes a permanent fixture as it really will make a difference to workers.”

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