August 15, 2017 3.01 pm This story is over 77 months old

Parking charges for some Lincolnshire hospitals to increase next month

The first parking charges here since 2015.

Patients and visitors to Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals will pay an extra 10p to park their car from September 1.

This is the first time increases have been implemented in two years. The £2 fixed rate tariff for blue badge holders will remain the same and existing concessions for long term users and cancer patients will continue.

New parking machines are being installed at all three hospitals giving a full range of payment options including contactless, card, cash and app payments.

The park and ride facility for Scunthorpe hospital, run via the Hornsby number 9 service, will continue to run and its price remains fixed at 50p per person each way.

The increase in parking fees is in line with the trust’s car parking and traffic management policy which details a 10 pence increase each year from September 2017 to September 2021.

New charges as of September 1 are:

  • Blue Badge Holders: £2 Fixed Tariff
  • 0-1 hour: £2.10
  • 1-2 hours: £3.60
  • 3-4 hours: £4.10
  • 4 hours plus: £4.60
  • Lost ticket: £4.60
  • Day ticket: £4.60
  • Weekly ticket: £23
  • Long term ticket after seven days: £4.60
  • Park & Ride ticket: 50p

Jug Johal, director of estates and facilities, said: “This is the first increase in parking charges since 2015.

“The majority of the money we receive in fees from drivers is invested to pay for security and maintenance of our parking services to keep patients and staff safe while on our sites. Any surplus is used directly for patient care across the trust.

“Improvements we are making include the introduction of automatic number plate recognition to reduce waiting at the barriers, new payment machines with more ways to pay and, at Goole, we are installing a pay-on-exit barrier at the request of patients and visitors.”