Reduced parking charge at Cromer Hospital
A new 50 pence charge for 30 minutes parking is being introduced at Cromer Hospital on 1st August following requests from patients. It will benefit patients who are parking at the hospital for short periods for instance when they have a blood test.
Iain Young, Operational Manager for Cromer Hospital, said: We wanted to offer a more flexible parking option for patients and encourage people to park in the hospital car park rather than on local roads. Until now, patients have had to pay the minimum £2 charge.
Cromer Hospital is part of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The parking charges at Cromer Hospital are the same as the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N) except for the 30 minute period.
The N&N is a much larger site with over 800 public parking spaces and a greater distance between the car park and clinic areas. Therefore, drivers are given the opportunity to drop off patients by offering free parking for the first 30 minutes. Cromer Hospital has 47 parking spaces with much closer access to the clinical areas. This was taken into consideration and a small charge for the 30 mins was decided upon.
Notes to editors
Cromer Hospital has 47 public parking spaces, plus 10 disabled spaces. All revenue from car parking goes directly to the NHS Foundation Trust and covers the running and maintenance costs of the car park. Any surplus goes into clinical services.
30 minutes 50 pence
Period not exceeding: 3 hours £2
4 hours £4
Maximum stay 5 hours £6
Any patient whose appointment lasts longer than 3 hours can have their ticket validated for the minimum charge of £2.