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Change to parking fees at Southend University Hospital

28 July 2014

Health Care

Car parking charges at Southend University Hospital are set to increase for the first time in three years to allow for much-needed improvements to car parks and pedestrian walkways across the Prittlewell Chase site.

Hospital users will still be able to park for up to 30 minutes free of charge and there will be no change to the discounted weekly concession ticket for patients requiring multiple visits, the cost of which has remained the same for more than seven years.

The changes will take effect from Friday 1 August with rates revised as follows:

 

Time

Charge

30 minutes

Free

Up to 3 hours

£3.00

3 to 6 hours

£4.00

6 to 12 hours

£6.00

Over 12 hours and up to 24 hours

£10.00

7 day concession

£10.00

 

Director of estates and facilities, Jan China said: "Parking at the hospital is understandably important to our patients, visitors and the local community .This small fee increase will help the trust to make some much-needed improvements to the existing facilities and the general condition of our car parks.

"We do try to keep car parking charges as low as we possibly can and the current charges have not changed since April 2011. We have minimised the increase as much as possible and have found our revised rates compare favourably with those of other hospitals in the local area."

Full details of parking charges can be found here.