Hospitals across Oxfordshire have managed to cash in on the use of their car parks, revenues reaching £3.5m in 2013/14, 20 percent more than the previous year.
The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUHT) hiked up car park use charges last year, but, after removing the maintenance and operational costs, the trust recorded a £690,000 surplus to re-invest into services, a news report on the matter was able to reveal.
Trust spokeswoman Susan Brown commented: “Charges are levied in order to cover the trust’s costs in maintaining its car parks and also in order to manage the car parks.
“If there were no charges/management at all, the parking facilities would be inundated as there would be nothing to stop staff and the general public parking in all the public car parks and people using our car parks as a park-and-ride service to the city centre.”
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