December 20, 2018 1.40 pm This story is over 33 months old

Glitch means free hospital parking in Boston, Lincoln & Grantham

It will be free into the New Year

People visiting Boston, Lincoln and Grantham hospitals will get free parking until next month as technical issues continue to affect the new system.

As previously reported, ParkingEye introduced a new automatic number plate recognition system at the end of November, which has been causing problems and frustration ever since.

ULHT said it will provide free car parking for patients and visitors at Pilgrim (Boston), Lincoln and Grantham until Monday, January 7 2019 after feedback from visitors and patients.

Parking cameras will still be up and running however and ULHT will be monitoring any inappropriate parking.

Director of Estates and Facilities at ULHT, Paul Boocock, said: “We currently have some issues with the signal between the cameras and the pay machines.

“We have listened to the feedback from our patients and visitors and have taken the decision to allow for free parking until our parking provider is able to improve the connection between them. We hope this will alleviate some of the worries that we know this has caused.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and support over the past month and also apologise for any inconvenience it has caused.”

The issue was previously discussed at ULHT’s board meeting on November 30, where it was confirmed that there would be no penalty charges for those affected by the changes the week before.

The meeting opened with public questions starting with car parking and there was an apology to all users for the issues they had encountered.

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