Last spring, at the height of the first wave of the pandemic, the Department of Health removed hospital car parking fees for health and social car staff as a small recognition of the hard work during the pandemic.
However, these arrangements are currently set to expire at the end of July.
Our health and social care heroes should not have to pay what is is in effect a tax on them merely turning up to work.
There is a clear chance for change. That’s why we’re calling on the Health Minister to make hospital parking free for health and social care staff permanently.