We have now been informed that the same (very expensive) car parking charges that apply to other patients will apply to cancer patients at the new unit (not yet open) at James’s. There are no charges at Luke’s. The powers that be had been considering this issue for some time and have decided on charging. Minister Harney had assured the Dail that the Luke’s ethos would be continued at the new ‘centre of excellence’. Luke’s tries to minimise stress for patients. Not having to worry about the cost of parking helps patients concentrate on getting better.