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Right Arrow Trust makes changes to parking charges
24 October 2012 at 12:24

Most parking charges at Southport and Ormskirk hospital will rise by 10p per visit from 1st December 2012.

Charges for passes for regular visitors remain the same, although the cost of the refundable deposit will rise from £5 to £10. Parking charges for staff will also rise.

Jonathan Parry, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “Income from parking charges goes towards the cost of maintaining and managing the car parks. The remainder goes directly to patient care.

“The Trust Board agreed last year that it would link parking charges to the increase in the cost of living and these rises reflect that change.”

Patients in receipt of certain government benefits can park for free or get help with their travel costs. Further information is available on the Trust’s website, www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk, or from the general office at either hospital.

The Trust has also engaged UK Parking Control Ltd to prevent thoughtless and dangerous parking at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals.

The company will issue fixed penalty notices to drivers who park in Blue Badge spaces they are not entitled to, park on pavements, park on double yellow lines, or block access to essential clinical services and emergency services such as ambulances and fire engines. Any income from fixed penalty notices will fund Parking Control’s management costs.

 
Current
From 1st December
Up to 20 minutes
Free
Free
20 mins – 2 hours
£2.70
£2.80
2 – 4 hours
£3.30
£3.40
4 – 8 hours
£4
£4.10
More than 8 hours
£5
£5.20 *
Weekly pass
£10
+ £5 refundable deposit
Unchanged
+ £10 refundable deposit
Three-month pass
£30
+ £5 refundable deposit
Unchanged
+ £10 refundable deposit


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. It is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. The Trust provides healthcare to a population of 258,000 people and employs 3,500 staff.

2. The Trust collected around £1.3m in parking fees in 2011/12. A third of this was paid by staff and the remainder by visitors. Income from parking charges goes towards the cost of maintaining and managing the car parks. The remainder goes directly to patient care.

*Amended from £5.10 in original release to correct charge.