It will also benefit frequent outpatients, gravely ill patients, visitors to relatives for extended periods and staff on night shifts who cannot use public transport.
The plan will be funded with £78million a year pledge for English hospitals and £216million in capital funding for 19 hospitals to build multi-storey car parks.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn vowed to abolish hospital car parking fees altogether.
Tory sources have said such a blanket decision would result in “fewer spaces” as car parks would fill up with additional vehicles, including those of local residents.
Mr Johnson is expected to say NHS hospitals will be made to provide free parking for “protected groups” after reaching the conclusions that hospitals had ignored guidance which demanded that “concessions, including free or reduced charges or caps, should be available for staff working unsociable shits, blue badge holders and visitors of gravely ill relatives.”
The pledge is believed to be designed to take on Mr Corbyn on the issues of health and cost of living.
Former Tory Deputy Chairman Robert Halfon has called for changes after learning some hospitals were charging visitors up to £500 a week to park.
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Matt Hancock is the Secretary of State with overall responsibility for the department.
The department also contains Edward Argar, Caroline Dinenage, Jo Churchill, Nadine Dorries and Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford as ministers.
Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth is the Shadow Health Secretary.
The Liberal Democrats have their own ‘Shadow Cabinet’ with Luciana Berger listed as Shadow Cabinet member for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care.
Dr Philippa Whitford was made the SNP Westminster spokesperson for Health and Social Care following the 2017 general election.
Following that election, Ben Lake was made Plaid Cymru’s lead on Health as well as Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Education & Skills, Communities & Local Government, Constitutional Affairs and Culture, Media & Sport.
Jim Shannon is the DUP’s Westminster spokesperson on Health and human rights.
Larry Sanders is the Green Party Spokesperson for Health.
Mr Sanders was previously a member of Oxfordshire County Council.
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