As you will know, the National Health Service, including its parking arrangements, are devolved to the Scottish Government in Scotland.
Parking charges at most hospitals were abolished by the Scottish Government in 2008, but Ministers said at that time that they could not abolish the charges at three of Scotland’s largest hospitals (Edinburgh and Glasgow Royal Infirmaries and Ninewells in Dundee) because they were subject to ongoing PFI contracts. I would expect these Scottish hospitals to take responsibility for ensuring their patients and staff are treated fairly.
I agree with you that patients and their families should not have to deal with the added stress of unfair parking charges, at what is already an extremely difficult time. That is why I am glad that the Department of Health has published a clear set of principles to allow the public to hold the NHS in England to account for any unfair charges or practices.
Last updated January 2020