Trust makes changes to parking charges

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 A35 to A310. Parking charges for staff will also rise.

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

£5.10

Weekly pass

£10
£5 refundable deposit

Unchanged
£10 refundable deposit

Three-month pass

£30
+ £5 refundable deposit

Unchanged
+£10 refundable deposit

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<http://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.

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