Change to Hospital parking
From 1st October visitors to the City’s adult hospitals will no longer be clamped if they ignore hospital car parking rules.
However Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been forced to introduce a ticket fine instead to deter the small minority of people who block emergency ambulance access, abuse disabled bays or who fail to pay for parking.
Neil Thompson, Manager for Hotel Services at the Trust explains:
“The majority of people who visit our hospitals park appropriately and therefore will not need to worry about receiving a fine. However there are some people who simply choose not to park responsibly, don’t pay and in some cases even block access for emergency vehicles. Therefore, some means of enforcement to ensure the safe running of the hospital sites is essential. Instead of clamping cars, there will be a £60 fine which if it is paid within 14 days will be reduced to £30.
We will also have an appeal process in place with an independent arbitrator if needed because we do understand that there may be some circumstances where visitors or patients may make a genuine mistake or a degree of sensitivity is appropriate.
Signs will be put up before the 1st October in all the hospital car parks to provide information about the changes. Monies from any fines will be reinvested back into NHS care within the City.
The car parks affected by the change include those at:
- The Northern General Hospital
- The Hallamshire Hospital
- Weston Park Hospital
- Jessop Wing