Changes to Southport & Formby DGH parking fees and penalties October 22nd, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Changes to hospital parking fees and penalties Parking penalties for motorist have been cut at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals. Geoff Wilding, Facilities Manager, said: “The fixed penalty notices fee has fallen from £60 to £30, providing it is paid within 14 days. We have agreed this with UK Parking Control, the company that monitors parking on the Trust’s behalf, in response to feedback from visitors.” The penalty for notices unpaid after 14 days also falls from £120 to £60. UK Parking Control Ltd issues 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. The Trust receives no income from fixed penalty notices which fund UK Parking Control’s management costs. Parking charges for some visitors will rise from 1 November 2013. Parking for staff will also cost more. VISITORS Now From 1st November 2013 Up to 20 minutes No charge 20 minutes – 2 hours £2.80 £2.90 2 hours – 4 hours £3.40 Unchanged 4 hours – 8 hours £4.10 £4.20 Over 8 hours £5.20 Unchanged Weekly pass £10 + £10 deposit Unchanged Three-month pass £30 + £10 deposit Unchanged STAFF Up to 20 hours £170 a year £172 a year More than 20 hours £340 a year £344 a year Designated parking £565 a year £570 a year Director of Finance Damian Reid said: “The Board agreed two years ago that charges should rise in line with the cost of living but we have decided to keep the increase this year to the equivalent of 1% “Income from parking charges goes towards the cost of maintaining and managing the car parks. The remainder goes directly to patient care.” The Trust also plans some changes to parking arrangements in the months ahead including the introduction of supermarket-style mother-and-baby spaces, particularly for women’s and children’s services at Ormskirk hospital. Damian added: “We are also investigating new ticketing arrangements in a bid to reduce delays and improve the experience for visitors.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!