UHL leads the way on free parking for patients

University Hospital Limerick

UNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick (UHL) is leading the way for other health facilities around the country by not charging cancer patients for parking while they are undergoing treatment.

And there are no parking charges for patients and visitors at Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital, Croom Hospital and University Maternity Hospital Limerick which are all part of the University of Limerick Hospitals Group.

A hospital spokesman told the Limerick Post that the vast majority of patients coming to UHL for dialysis are offered a free transport service and the hospital charges a maximum of €10 a day for parking.

UHL and other hospitals came under the microscope this week with the Irish cancer Society petitioning hospitals not to charge cancer patients or their families for parking after it was revealed that some hospitals charge as much as €40 for a day’s parking.

The Society argues that the charges are punitive for seriously ill people and their families.  

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