Category Archives: hospital

My fight for free hospital parking for carers

Attention all Carers:

Two issues dominated my work recently.

The other big issue this week has been my Private Member’s Bill. Many of you may know I am trying, through the bill, to obtain free hospital parking for carers. Support for this is growing but, if I am to be successful, I really do need your help. I know from my conversations with so many of you, that hospital car park charges are a problem for many carers, who often spend a lot of time hospital visiting.

Elderly ‘being trapped’ in hospital, says Age UK

Elderly people are “trapped” in English hospitals in ever greater numbers as there is nowhere else for them to go, the charity Age UK has warned.

Its analysis shows patients spent a total of nearly 2.5 million days stuck in a hospital over the past five years.

Age UK said it was bad for patients’ health, a waste of NHS resources and a huge cost to taxpayers.

Hospital sets up food bank

Mum Kayleigh Emmerson, whose son Connor was born weighing just 1lb 10oz, said she would go hungry in order to pay for her bus fare to hospital

Newcastle Chronicle  A food bank is to be set up at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital to help parents of premature children facing poverty
Expensive: Parents with babies in neonatal care spend on average £280 a week