Car park charges for new Cromer Hospital
Charges will be introduced for both staff and public car parking at the new £15 million Cromer and District Hospital from the middle of next year. The charging system will be exactly the same as it is for both staff and public at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Both the hospitals are run by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The charges will come into effect from 2nd July 2012 when the hospitals new car parks are opened. The temporary car park for the hospital which has been located at the football club will also be handed back to the club at that point.
The charges for the public will be the same as at NNUH – £2 for three hours parking and £2 for patients even if their appointment exceeds three hours. Renal patients will continue to get free parking. It is hoped the public charges at Cromer will help deter people who are not attending the hospital from using the hospitals car parks.
- Stay under 30 minutes Free
- Period not exceeding: 3 hours £2
- 4 hours £4
- Maximum stay 5 hours £6
However the same validation policy would be in place which allows any patient whose appointment lasts longer than 3 hours to have their ticket validated for the minimum charge of £2.
Public car park spaces will number 47 plus 10 disabled spaces compared to the old hospitals 30 spaces with 5 disabled bays. All revenue from car parking does come directly to the NHS foundation trust and covers the running and maintenance costs of the car park. Any surplus goes to clinical services.
Staff with a Cromer parking permit will pay the same rates as staff at NNUH. Those rates are:
- Band A – staff earning more than £17,003 pa = £14.68 a month
- Band B – staff earning less than £17,003 pa = £7.47 a month