The Southern Trust is currently consulting on plans to increase the cost of paid parking places at Daisy Hill Hospital and Craigavon Area Hospital.
The proposed new charges are: up to one hour £1.20 (old charge £1); 1-2 hours 1.80 (1.50), 2-4 hours £2.40 (£2); 4-6 hours £3 (£2.50); 6-8 hours £4.20 (£3.50); 8-24 hours £5,40 (£4.50). The charge for a lost ticket will remain unchanged at £6.
Anita Carroll, Trust Assistant Director of Functional and Support Service said: “The vast majority (70-80%) of the 2,200 car parking spaces on our acute hospital sites at Daisy Hill Hospital and Craigavon Area Hospital will continue to be provided free of charge.”
“The Trust has not increased car parking charges since 2010 even though the costs associated with the maintenance and security of hospital car parks (utilities, barrier maintenance/repairs, tickets, CCTV, labour costs etc) have risen considerably.”
The proposed increase will not affect anyone who is eligible for free or concessionary parking.
All public consultation documents can be accessed on the Southern Trust website at www.southerntrust.hscni.net/consultations. Closing date for this consultation is November 16, 2014. You can respond to the consultation document by telephone, e-mail, or letter by forwarding your response to: Anita Carroll, Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, Tel: 3083 5056 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org