Plans to increase car parking prices at the Hospital of St Cross

Car parking prices will be increasing at the Hospital of St Cross for the first time since April 2014.

Current charges in the car parks of the Barby Road hospital, which is not covered by a PFI arrangement, need to be increased in light of tougher financial pressures.

Costs to run the car parks at the hospital include maintaining the service, lighting and staffing, in addition to making improvements to the site to accommodate the expansion of services provided at the hospital.

This means the Trust has had to make the difficult decision to review the charges and prices will be increasing next month as follows:

  New charge from July 2016 Current charge
30 minutes
(for patients having blood tests only)
Free Free
Up to three hours £1.70 £1.60
Between three and five hours £4.30 £4.30
Between five and 24 hours £7.60 £7.00


Free parking concessions will remain for the following groups:

• Renal dialysis patients;
• Patients who have to attend multiple times can have concessions - max £3 per week;
• Free 30 minute parking for patients having blood tests to remain.

Lincoln Dawkin, Director of Estates, said:

“We know that parking is an emotive issue for a lot of our patients and visitors. However, we are unfortunately now in a position where the car parking charges need to be increased

“The NHS is under financial pressure and we are unfortunately now in a position where the Trust can no longer afford to maintain the prices at the same levels without taking money from budgets earmarked for patient care.

“We will continue to provide free parking for people who visit the hospital regularly such as people having kidney dialysis or blood tests.

“We have not raised car parking prices in over two years. I hope our local community can see this has been a difficult decision, which has been taken so we can continue to make improvements to the Hospital of St Cross site for all our patients and visitors.”