Over €800,000 was made in car parking charges at the hospitals in this region in 2017.
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda saw the most generated in car parking charges locally at €618,000. Closer to home, Cavan General generated €240,000 from its carpark, with another €41,000 made at Monaghan Hospital.
Another €103,000 was collected at Our Lady’s in Navan. Over €60,000 a day is collected by hospitals around the country, with calls for the charges to be phased out.
€22.3 million was received by the country’s hospitals in 2017. Sinn Féin’s Health Spokesperson Louise O’Reilly says it’s not right that sick people are being charged: