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Nottingham Hospitals slash 'unreasonable' parking charges

Nottingham’s hospitals are slashing their car parking charges following a rise in the number of complaints from patients and visitors who say the current rate is unreasonable.

Nottingham’s hospitals are slashing their car parking charges following a rise in the number of complaints Credit: Geoff Kirby/Press Association Images

The message has been clear in recent months that a £4 minimum car charge to park at our hospitals simply isn’t considered reasonable. In an ideal world we wouldn’t charge for parking at our hospitals. However, we fund our car parks and free shuttle bus service for patients, visitors and staff from income we make from car parking charges to protect NHS money for patient care. Money raised from car parking is also used to cover costs of maintenance, security and lighting that keeps our car parks safe.”

– Shaun Kerfoot, Interim Director of Estates and Facilities at NUH

The lower tariffs will reduce from 1st November as follows:

  • 0-15 mins Current Charge: £4 New Charge: FREE
  • 16mins-1 hour Current Charge: £4 New Charge: £2
  • 1-2 hours Current Charge: £4 New Charge: £4
  • 2-4 hours Current Charge: £5 New Charge: £5
  • Over 4 hours Current Charge: £6 New Charge: £6
  • 1 week (7 days) Current Charge: £15 New Charge: £15

Tionne Loftman, 12, found safe and well

Tionne Loftman has now returned home after contacting the police Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Tionne Loftman who was reported missing a week ago has been found safe and well.

The 12-year-old had been dropped off at Standhill Park in Carlton to meet friends last Wednesday, but had failed to meet his mother later that evening.

Tionne has now returned home after contacting the police.

Residential Home owners statement over care investigation

The owners of a residential home in Nottingham being investigated after a family filmed the care given to a relative have released a statement.

Avery Healthcare say they are grateful to the family "for bringing these incidents of unsatisfactory conduct to our attention".

Avery is working closely and cooperatively with social services and the CQC to facilitate their investigations. One of the concerns in the sector is what happens behind closed doors and the role played by covert video cameras has been the subject of debate for some time. We provide comprehensive training and support to all our staff and the vast majority are kind and caring in a profession that bears a heavy responsibility looking after vulnerable older people. Nevertheless, there are a very small number of staff who do not uphold those standards of personal conduct.

– Avery Healthcare


Staff suspended as investigation launched into care home

Five staff have been suspended at a residential home after a family filmed the care given to a relative.

The Council House in Nottingham Credit: Simon Cooper/Press Association Images

Police are now investigating Acer Court Care Home in Nuthall and Nottingham council have suspended their contracts with the home.

They called an emergency meeting and immediately decided they would stop sending residents there.

We have taken the decision to suspend our contract with Acer Court and are now working closely with the County Council and partner agencies. We have allocated a social worker to each of the 16 residents living there who are funded by the City Council to offer support at this time.”

– Helen Jones, Director of Adult Social Care at Nottingham City Council

Football fan in court after walking onto pitch in local derby

A man will appear in court later this month after walking onto the pitch during the local derby between Nottingham Forest and Derby County.

Nottingham Forest scoring in the reverse fixture last season Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

20-year-old Joshua Brough, from Heanor, was one of seven fans arrested in the 1-1 draw on Sunday at the City Ground.

Two other men, aged 43 and 24, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police hunt prisoner on the run for five months

A fresh appeal has been launched to find a man who has escaped from Sudbury Prison.

Martin Casey from Leicester escaped five months ago. Credit: Police

Martin Casey from Leicester was jailed for eight years for causing death by dangerous driving last year.

Army Major Rich Angove died in the crash on the A46 in Nottinghamshire in 2011.

Martin Casey has been on the run for five months.

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