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Small Increase To Hospital Parking Charges

The Trust that runs Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals is to increase rates for patient and visitor parking at the two sites from Monday 7 August 2023.

The first 30 minutes of parking will remain free of charge on both sites but there will be a minimal increase of 20 pence to costs after that. In making these changes, the Trust has compared the cost of parking at other local NHS organisations and public car parks in both local areas, to ensure charges are in line with these rates. Patient parking is still below the average cost for other NHS Hospitals and still lower than average when comparing us against other organisations, even after last year’s price increase. The charges will be implemented from 7 August, under a three-year plan but annual reviews will still be undertaken.

Caroline Walker, Chief Executive Officer at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “In reviewing our patient parking charges, we have opted to retain free parking for Blue Badge holders, for patients receiving cancer treatment and our Trust staff members. All previous concessionary rates for parking will also remain in place to continue to support our longer-term patients.

“Increasing parking charges is always a difficult decision but we have a duty to ensure our car parks are well maintained and this is at a cost, so we have to look ahead to cover that. This increase falls significantly below inflation as we have taken into consideration the current economic climate. We are also fortunate to have good working relationships with public transport links at both sites, so using the local bus services is an option too.”

Further information:

Table of Parking Costs
  Current Charge for Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals New charge for PCH and HH
Blue Badge Holders Free Free
30 Mins Free Free
1 hr £3.00 £3.20
2 hr £4.00 £4.20
3 hr £5.00 £5.20
4 hr £6.00 £6.20
5 hr £7.00 £7.20
6 hr £8.00 £8.20
7 hr £9.00 £9.20
8 hr £10.00 £10.20
12 hr £11.00 £11.20
24 hr £12.00 £12.20

Concessionary rates apply for:

  • You are a patient whose appointment time exceeds 3 hours due to a long wait in clinic
  • You are a patient attending a follow up UTC appointment and your appointment exceeds 30 mins
  • You are a parent of a child or young person under 18yrs of age (between the hours of 08:00-19:00) or a birthing partner (anytime)
  • You are the main visitor or carer to a critically ill or terminally ill patient on a daily basis (one vehicle only)
  • You are a relative visiting a patient on a daily basis for a prolonged period of time (exceeding 7 days)
  • You are the main carer of a patient in the hospital
  • You are a new starter who is waiting for their parking application to be processed (please show your ID badge at reception)
  • You are a locum, agency or other temporary member of staff on a short-term contract (please show your ID badge at reception)

There is no parking charge for:

  • You are a patient with a long-term illness or serious condition needing regular or long treatment such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and haemodialysis
  • You are a visitor to the Bereavement Centre
  • You are a parent of a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • You are a Blue Badge holder
  • You are a parent of a child or young person under 18yrs of age admitted overnight (between the hours of 19:30-08:00)
  • You are an outpatient attending at least 3 times within a month for an overall period of at least 3 months

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