United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is re-introducing visitor car parking charges, with new lower rates, from Monday 2 November.
Parking charges for visitors were paused in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As more and more services have been reintroduced, there is now a need to monitor parking and make sure patients and those visiting loved ones are able to park on the hospital sites.
In recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust has decided to introduce lower charges than before, and to introduce a half-hour free at the beginning of each stay.
The new charges from Monday 2 November 2020 will be as below:
Up to 30 minutes FREE
Up to 1 hour £1
1 to 4 hours £2
4 – 24 hour £5
Motorcycle parking FREE
Blue Badge holders FREE (the vehicle needs to be pre-registered at main reception with the blue badge displayed in the windscreen. Vehicles previously registered will still be on the system).
Remain in place as before. For further information discuss with the ward or department.
In addition, and in line with new Government guidance, parking will now be free for more patients than ever before, including:
blue badge holders
frequent outpatients who have to attend regular appointments to manage long-term conditions
parents of sick children staying in hospital overnight.
Patients who believe that are eligible for free parking should mention it to the clinic or ward reception team upon arrival.
To ensure continued compliance with infection prevention measures, car parking payment machines will be regularly cleaned throughout each day and hand sanitiser will also be available for people to use before and after using the machines. However, people are advised to pay by cards wherever possible to reduce the risk of spreading infection.
Patients and visitors are encouraged wherever possible to register to use the good2go website (www.parkgood2go.com/) to pay for car parking online after their visit.
The charges will be reviewed again in March 2021. Parking for all staff is free at the Trust.