A HEARTBROKEN daughter has blamed hospital parking charges for her dad’s death.
Brian Akers, 57, died hours after leaving a hospital car park because he did not have any change to buy a ticket.
Kerry demanded that hospital parking charges be scrapped after her dad Brian died
His grieving daughter Kerry, 32, claims the “stealth tax” killed the heating engineer, of South Woodham Ferrers, Essex.
Mr Akers drove to hospital with excruciating chest pains but had no way of feeding the pay and display machine.
Instead, he went to see his GP who put his agony down to an infection rather than a fatal blood clot.
But hours later he died of a massive aneurysm. His wife found him slumped in his bed.
Kerry, who is pregnant with her first child, said: “I truly believe hospital parking charges killed my father.
Oxfam humanitarian worker told of her heartbreak following her dad’s death “If he had gone to A&E he would have seen a specialist who wouldn’t have dismissed it as an infection.”Now, six years on after Mr Akers’ death, Kerry is putting pressure on the Government to do more to end steep hospital parking charges.The Oxfam humanitarian worker, of Beaconsfield, Bucks., added:“Dad hated going to the doctor’s so the fact he took himself to hospital on his own just shows how serious he thought this was.