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Cancer charity praises hospital for car parking policy

22 April 2008

Leading cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support has praised Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for its approach to car parking charges for cancer patients and their relatives.

Leading cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support has praised Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for its approach to car parking charges for cancer patients and their relatives.

Patients who are receiving regular chemotherapy treatment for cancer at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital do not pay at all for parking and are also able to get their congestion charge reimbursed.

Macmillan launched a campaign in June 2007 to check compliance with revised guidance published by the Department of Health recommending that NHS trusts should provide free or reduced cost parking to patients with a long-term illness requiring regular treatment, as well as their relatives.

Ayesha Owusu-Barnaby, Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “We are delighted that Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is meeting the recommendations outlined in the guidance from the Department of Health.

“On behalf of Macmillan, our campaigners and cancer patients, I would like to thank you for your support.”

NHS hospitals including Chelsea and Westminster that are demonstrating good practice in their approach to car parking charges will be featured on the Macmillan Cancer Support website at www.macmillan.org.uk/campaigns.

For further information please contact the Press office 020 3315 6828/9 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (Pager 07659 125409 at all other times) on 020 3326 7080.

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