Car parking charges at two Nottinghamshire hospitals are going up by as much as 50%.
Managers say the charges compare well with other hospitals
The charges for a six-hour stay at Kings Mill hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield and Newark Hospital are going up from £3 to £4.50.
An hour's parking rises by 30p to £1.50 with the prices fixed for two years.
Hospital managers said the cash generated would pay for new spaces and increased security, including more CCTV and patrols.
A seven-day concessionary car park pass valid for both Kings Milll and Newark hospitals will cost £10, while a new four-week pass or season ticket costing £25 will be introduced.
Special £1 concessionary permits will continue to be available for patients and visitors attending Kings Mill's children's wards, Intensive Therapy Unit, Neo-Natal Unit and Sherwood Birthing Unit.
The new charges will come into place on 30 July.