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PRICE SPIKE: Watford General Hospital car park fees increases

 Published on: 4th May 2022   |   By: Amy Pollard   |   Category: Uncategorized

The cost of parking at Watford General Hospital’s new car park has risen.

Parking at the hospital has been transformed thanks to a new multi-storey car park which opened on April 29.

The £40 million, seven-story structure features over 1,300 parking spots for patients, visitors, and employees, including over 70 accessible parking spaces, almost doubling the current amount.

The new system has been adopted, allowing up to 30 minutes of free time in any unrestricted place, however there are additional costs for extended periods of time.

The new charges are as follows: Up to 1 hour – £3.50, up to 2 hours – £5, up to 3 hours – £7, up to 4 hours – £8, up to 5 hours – £9, up to 6 hours – £10, up to 12 hours – £12 and up to 24 hours – £15.

A spokesperson for Watford General Hospital said: “We understand that paying for parking at hospitals is unwelcome. We have worked hard to come up with a charging structure that helps us to cover the costs of the car park and provides a range of concessions.

“The new ’30 minutes free’ parking should be a benefit for many, including those dropping off at maternity. The much-improved facilities in our new multi-storey car park and the changes we are making to parking facilities across our sites cannot be achieved without investment and so income from charges will be used to cover those costs.”

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