Response to Hospital Car Parking Charges FOI
Barry Waterhouse, Travel and Access Manager at the Trust said:
“The amount of income the Trust receives each year from car parking charges always appears high as we control over 4,800 parking spaces across five hospital sites. All of the revenue we get from car parking charges, after costs have been covered, is reinvested back into our facilities across our four main hospital sites.
“Our parking for patients and visitors who are blue badge holders is free and in August 2015 we introduced further parking concessions for patients and visitors as well as a lower £1 for up to one hour charge.
“In the summer we opened a new 562 space staff parking area at The Royal Oldham Hospital at Westwood Park. This represented a significant investment of £2.6m and clearly demonstrates our commitment to reinvest the charges from parking for the benefit of car park users. This has freed up more parking spaces for use by patients and visitors within the hospital site which is better for local residents.”