Patients, staff and visitors will be able to park free at almost every NHS hospital in Wales by the end of 2011.
The Welsh Assembly Government confirmed free parking will start from 1 April unless external contracts are in place.
Hospitals where parking is run by private companies will have to reduce costs until contracts expire.
The changes, the first in the UK, were welcomed by patient groups, but trusts say it will raise pressure and Lib Dems called it "ill-considered populism".
Shame England can't follow their lead!!
Its pretty disgusting when to attend an appointment, you have to pay £2.00 to park up... they must be fookin raking it in!! BBC News Report