Parking fees for a two-hour stay at the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust’s car parks at Nottingham City Hospital and the Queen’s Medical Centre are set to rise by 90 pence from £3.10 to £4, a brand new report in the local media has revealed.
The Trust’s management acknowledged the fact that the fare hike, which comes into force on January 7, is likely to be very unpopular, but it’s quite necessary, in order to help the hospitals save around £150 million over the next three years.
Furthermore, they argue that money raised from car parking can pay for the costs associated with maintaining the car parks and the Medilink bus service, which is free and connects to park and ride facilities and transports them between hospitals.
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