Free parking at Grantham Hospital after new parking system breaks down again
A new parking system at hospitals in Lincolnshire, including Grantham, has failed again leading bosses to offer patients and visitors free parking until Monday, January 7.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) announced the free parking today following problems with the ParkingEye system this week.
Following the implementation of a new automatic number plate recognition parking (ANPR) system at the end of November, the Trust has experienced a number of delays and issues. Following feedback from patients and visitors The Trust has decided to make parking free during this period.
Paul Boocock, Director of Estates and Facilities at ULHT, said: “We currently have some issues with the signal between the cameras and the pay machines. We have listened to the feedback from our patients and visitors and have taken the decision to allow for free parking until our parking provider is able to improve the connection between them. We hope this will alleviate some of the worries that we know this has caused.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and support over the past month and also apologise for any inconvenience it has caused.”
Patients and visitors will be able to park for free at Lincoln, Grantham and Pilgrim hospitals. Parking cameras will still be up and running and will be monitoring inappropriate parking.
The new parking system was introduced in November and broke down within a few days. Patients and visitors were allowed to park for free for several days.