Parking charges have been scrapped for health workers at hospitals in Lincoln, Grantham and Boston, saving them over £810,000 per year.
Parking charges were paused for staff during the coronavirus crisis, but will now not be re-introduced.
This news comes after an agreement was reached between United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) and UNISON on Friday, September 11 after a two-year campaign by the union.
Parking for patients and visitors at ULHT’s hospitals also remains free at the moment and any plans to re-introduce charges in the future have yet to be announced.
Andrew Morgan, Chief Executive at ULHT, said: “Parking charges for our colleagues across the trust were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic and are not being re-introduced.
“This will save our staff £810,000 per year based on figures from 2019/2020.
“Parking for patients and visitors also remains free at this moment in time and we will update prior to any changes or re-introductions of parking charges in the future.”
Elliot Dean, UNISON East Midlands regional organiser, said: “This agreement will save hard-pressed staff more than £1.2m per year, money they can’t afford to lose.
“Exhausted NHS workers – who’ve been pushed to the limit during the pandemic – will be relieved that hospital bosses have done the right thing and put staff safety and wellbeing before profits.”