Message to Patients and Families regarding Car Parking
We wish to advise our families that parking rates at Alder Hey will be increasing from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Charges will now be applied at an hourly rate. Our new payment tariff is outlined below:
|30 Mins – 2 Hours||£2.50|
This will be the first increase in charges for many years. The new tariff has been increased to enable us to make necessary improvements to our current parking systems and infrastructure within the current financial climate, ensuring that parking on our site is as effective and efficient as possible.
The new system also allows the Trust to offer more flexible parking options for our long-stay patients and frequent visitors, as well as accepting payments with notes and eventually credit/debit cards which is currently not offered. Our patients and visitors will also now be able to park for free for 30 minutes, which we are aware is something many of our families have been asking for.
We will continue to offer long-stay patients a discounted rate for parking. Visitors can purchase a 30 day pass for £30 for one month’s unlimited access or £10 for 10 consecutive days.
Although the charges are increasing, the tariff now brings us in line with the parking charges already in place at other local hospitals. All income generated through parking covers the costs to run and maintain our new multi-storey car park, while the remainder is invested back into hospital services.
Why are the charges being increased?
We have been reluctant to increase parking rates for our families for many years. However, improvements to our current parking facilities have become necessary to enable us to continue to ensure safe and efficient parking on site. We have tried to keep the charges as low as possible and within the rates currently seen at other hospitals in the region.
Where does the money from parking charges go?
The money from parking charges enables us to run and maintain our multi storey car park in the new hospital. The remainder is invested back into the hospital to help fund our healthcare services.
Are there discounts in place for long term patients?
Yes. A 30 day pass is available for £30 which enables visitors to park as many times as they need within a month. A 10 day pass is also available for consecutive days for £10. These passes can be purchased from the Cash Office, located in the main Atrium of the hospital.
Are staff charges also being increased?
Car parking charges for our staff will remain the same. They were raised in 2016 following a consultation. Charges vary between £4.55 and £30 per month, depending on pay banding and number of days worked.