Unison attack plans to increase parking fines at hospital

The union UNISON, has attacked plans by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to increase car parking fines at some of its hospital sites, in particular at the Northern General.

The proposals are planned to be introduced from 1st October and would mean anyone parking in a ‘prohibited area’ would be fined initially £60, reduced by half if they pay early.

“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. We can also confirm that we have provided 200 additional car parking spaces over the last 12 months, and further options are being considered.”

– Neil Thompson, Manager for Hotel Services at the Trust

The car parks affected by the change include those at:

  • The Northern General Hospital
  • The Hallamshire Hospital
  • Weston Park Hospital
  • Jessop Wing