The requirement to pay for parking when visiting relatives in hospital causes widespread anger. It is, however, at the same time, a source of revenue for the NHS trust that operates the hospital in question. This dissertation firstly charts the introduction of car parking charging within NHS hospitals and then notes the academic arguments on both sides of the argument. These are then contextualised by reference to primary data collected from patients, workers and relatives. This dissertation endeavours to ultimately proffer suggestions as to how the conflict demands of sensitivity to patient care can be balanced by the need to raise much needed funds.
Dr Roderick O. Ford has been awarded a Doctor of Letters for his contribution to the understanding of Christian Theology - Law and Religion. Evidence of this contribution is his publications “Jesus Master of Law: A Juridical Science of Christianity and the Law of Equity” and “The Parables of Christ: Commentaries on Jesus of Nazareth’s Interpretations of the Law of Moses”. In recognition of this work the Academic Council of the University awards the above named the degree, Doctor of Letters in Christian Theology - Law and Religion.