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06 January 2012 at 12:45
Parking charges for patients and visitors who regularly visit hospital have been reviewed by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

From Monday 19 December there will be two types of concessionary parking pass at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital:

• A weekly parking pass costing £10 a week

• A new three-month “frequent flyer” parking pass for £30

Both passes give unlimited visits and may be renewed as many times as needed. A refundable £5 deposit is required for the pass.

Motorists with passes issued under the previous concessionary parking arrangements can transfer to the new scheme but may also retain their old pass if they wish.

“These changes to the concessionary arrangements are in response to feedback we have received from patients and visitors,” said Jonathan Parry, Chief Executive of the Trust.

“We continue to offer free parking to all outpatients attending hospital who receive certain government benefits. Patients who think they may be entitled to claim under this scheme should contact the general office at either hospital.”

A list of the benefits and how to claim them can be found on the Trust website.



Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Email tonyellis@nhs.net



Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. Since 1 April 2011, it is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

2. Parking charges at the Trust hospitals from 1 November 2011 are:

Time period Fee
Up to 20 minutes Free
20 mins – 2 hours £2.70
2 – 4 hours £3.30
4 – 8 hours £4
More than 8 hours £5