1. ITV Report

Car parking changes at Cumberland Infirmary

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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.

“The Trust and its PFI partner have been making improvements to the Cumberland Infirmary car parks for some time now and I’d like to thank all of our patients, visitors and staff for their patience.

“We have been listening to their comments and I am delighted that the barrier system is now ready to launch.

“The newly finished staff car park will open shortly too which is fantastic news for our dedicated and hardworking staff.”

– Michael Smillie, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust