HOSPITAL bosses have been branded immoral for introducing "extortionate" parking charges for staff who need their cars for work.
The union Unite said England should come in line with Scotland and Wales where NHS staff were not made to pay to park.
The union was responding to South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust's decision last month to start charging health visitors and community nurses £1.20 an hour to park.
Staff could pay a discounted £12 a month to park instead.
The charges affect more than 60 community staff, including health visitors, school nurses and community matrons, who use their cars to visit clients and patients as part of their daily work.
Unite said the South Tyneside case was similar to many other trusts in England which charged staff to park, regardless of whether they needed th...