New parking arrangements have come into effect at Lincoln County Hospital, including fines for misuse of the parking facilities.
The new arrangements hope to control the traffic within the car park better, and stop misuse of the facilities, such as inappropriate parking causing obstructions or hazards.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) appointed Total Parking Solutions (TPS) to monitor the parking regulations in the car park.
Drivers are expected to comply with the rule upon entering the site. If a rule is broken, a fine could be issued.
For instance, a car parked in an identified restricted area or not displaying their ticket could end up with a £60 charge — lowered to £30 if paid within 14 days.
If fines are not paid within a certain amount of time, court action or a bigger fine could be incurred.
As previously reported, part of the Travel Plan included charging staff for their use on the car park.
Any money raised by such fines or new tariffs will be reinvested into improved travel facilities.
Mike Speakman, Director of Facilities Management, said: ”All our sites have experienced problems in the past due to inconsiderate parking and some people using our car parks inappropriately.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to improve our parking facilities for all drivers, the ability to issue parking charge notices is a necessary step to ensure our sites remain safe and that a minority of drivers do not cause problems for the majority who park properly.
“It’s very much the same system that is found in most public car parks across Lincolnshire already.”
TPS will also be working alongside ULHT at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and Grantham District Hospital.