Health board introduces free parking at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff

Wales' largest hospital has introduced free parking for patients and visitors.

The University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff will offer free parking from today. Previously, charges of up to £10 per day were in place for anyone parking at the hospital.

The contract between the hospital and parking firm Indigo has ended but a new firm called Parking Eye will oversee parking at the site. Although parking will be free, drivers will need to register their details if they plan on parking for more than four hours. Registering using the on-site terminals will allow users to park for an additional four hours.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) number plate recognition cameras will also be in operation across the site.

Visitors who haven't registered and stay for longer could be fined. The health board have urged people to be aware of the changes in the system.

Previously, staff at the hospital complained about fines imposed on them for parking on the site.