Car parking charges will return at Nottingham hospitals next week

Patients and visitors have enjoyed free parking at the city's hospital since the peak of the covid pandemic.

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Drivers in Gedling borough are being warned that parking charges are set to be brought back at Nottingham hospitals.

Patients and visitors have enjoyed free parking at the city’s hospital since the peak of the covid pandemic.

QMC
PICTURED: QMC

But the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced it will be reintroducing car parking charges for patients and visitors next week.

They said: “The charges – which remain the same as before the pandemic – start from Monday (27) at City Hospital and from Wednesday (29) at the Queen’s Medical Centre.

“We’ve introduced an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) barrier system, with electronic boards at car park entrances to show how many spaces are available.

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“Your number plate will be read at the barrier as you drive in. When you return to your car, you need to enter your registration number into the payment machine, which will calculate how much you owe. After payment, the barrier will automatically rise as you leave the car park.”

Visitors can pay by card in all locations but cash payments are limited to the maternity, yellow car park, purple car park at City Hospital and the tram bridge and EENT entrance (opposite South Block) at the QMC.

30m – free

1hr – £2.00

2hr – £4.00

4hr – £5.50

8hr – £6.50

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24hr – £8.00

Disabled parking remains free.

A spokesman added: “During the transition period, our staff will be on hand at each car park to help with any queries.

“Remember that both hospitals are served by the now-extended Medilink service, which has new stops in Sherwood and Clifton and calls at the park-and-rides at Wilkinson Street and Queen’s Drive.”

“There are also a number of bus services that service both sites, and the tram services QMC. Visit https://www.nctx.co.uk/plan-your-journey, https://www.trentbarton.co.uk/services/threes/welcome and https://www.thetram.net/

1 COMMENT

  1. The plus side of this could be that fewer people park at the hospitals all day. I have been visiting the City Hospital regularly for appointments and it is impossible. Consequently I took an Uber and was charged £28 to travel 1.6 miles. This is clearly exploitation but the choice was pay or miss the appointment.

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