Socialists condemn latest hike in hospital parking charges
For the second time in less than a year hospital bosses have decided to increase parking charges at University Hospital in Coventry. The car park is operated by private company ISS, as part of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract. These charges are paid by patients and hard-working NHS staff – what PFI really means is Profit From Illness!
The Coventry Telegraph has previously revealed that between 2011 and 2017 the local NHS trust paid over £6 MILLION in subsidies for the car park to ISS – and ISS refused to reveal how much profit they made from the contract. Public money shouldn’t be given to private profiteers – PFI contracts should be ended immediately!
Thousands of people have already signed a petition organised by Coventry Socialist Party and NHS SOS against these outrageous charges.
- No to PFI car parking charges
- Time to scrap PFI – no more Profit From Illness
- The NHS should be brought completely back in to public ownership, under the democratic control of NHS workers, patients and the communities that it serves
- Get rid of capitalism – the root cause of all attacks on our healthcare system