STAFF at Dewsbury District Hospital are angry at rises in parking charges.
Bosses at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have increased the cost of a monthly staff parking permit to £10.
Staff need a permit to park in designated spaces at the hospital.
Five years ago, this cost them £4.50 a month.
Now, hospital workers are forking out £120 a year for the privilege - and some are still left without a place to park.
Some staff members with permits have had to park in the public pay-and-display car park because there are no permit spaces left. Parking in the public car park can cost up to £5 a day.
Iain Brodie, the trust's general manager for facilities and non-clinical services, said the plans to increase charges were announced 18 months ago. Rates had gradually increased; the latest jump was from £8 to £10.
Mr Brodie said the increase was needed to meet the cost of providing facilities and security at all the trust's car parks.
He added that the increase was in line with what other NHS trusts charged.
Dewsbury East Labour councillor Paul Kane says the situation is absurd.
He added: "It is unfair. A number of nurses have contacted me and they are very angry."
Vic King, of the Unison union, said:
"If you have a permit you should be able to park. If you have to go and pay-and-display, you should get that money back.
"This is having an effect on recruitment."