Pay on exit barriers to the patient and visitor car parks at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary are being introduced next week.
The new system comes into force on Monday 28 January. The NHS trust that runs the hospital says it has listened to car park users' concerns about parking and is introducing barriers to address them.
The introduction of the barriers means patients and visitors will no longer have to estimate how long they will need to park for and only pay for the time they use. They'll also be able to pay by debit or credit card.
Barriers will be used on the main public car park and the car park opposite Accident and Emergency. All staff car parks will be barrier-free and signposted for staff permit holders only.