Hospital car parking charges will be capped at €10 per day, under new plans being introduced by Health Minister Simon Harris.
Hospitals will also be required to introduce discounted multi-day passes for relatives, guardians and friends who frequently visit patients in long-term care. This could include a consecutive two-day car parking pass for €10, a five-day pass for €20 or a 15-day pass for €35.
Hospitals will also be asked to introduce car parking passes which will allow visitors to park on 10 separate occasions over a three-month period.
However, the abolition of car parking fees has been ruled out in the report to be published soon.