Patients, staff, and people visiting loved ones have paid more than $31 million in car parking fees at Auckland District Health Board hospitals in the past three years, NZ Herald reveals. Cash-strapped DHB’s rely on parking fees to boost revenue, but access to healthcare was flagged as a major problem in the Government-funded review that led to the country’s biggest-ever health shakeup. Figures show $10,259,347 (incl. GST) was collected from Auckland DHB parking fees in 12 months.