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Right Arrow Fees go coin-only after vandals attack parking machines
20 September 2013 at 15:37
Patients and visitors should ensure they have sufficient coins to pay for parking at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals after ticket machines were vandalised.

Trust facilities manager Geoff Wilding said: “Unfortunately, vandals have damaged the mechanism which takes bank notes and the payment machines can now only take coins.

“I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause visitors, although we have machines inside the hospital buildings which change notes into coins at both sites.”

“We are working with the machine manufacturers to improve their resilience and durability to prevent this happening again once they’re repaired.”

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

Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We have a budget of £181m and employ 3,300 staff. In 2012/13, our staff saw 247,605 outpatients; treated 60,635 inpatients; supported the birth of 3,043 babies; and attended to 98,163 urgent care cases.