Published on Wednesday 13 September 2017
Hospital parking, whether for patients or for staff is a challenge for most NHS trusts across the country, and regrettably we are no different.
We are restricted in the available parking spaces we are able to offer patients and staff, and work constantly to improve these frustrations where possible.
This year alone we have increased our temporary car parking provision for staff following the demolition of old nursing accommodation. As Wirral’s biggest employer however, not all 5,500 staff are able to have a parking space and as such we operate a staff parking permit scheme.
Parking permits are assessed and allocated to staff on an individual basis depending on their circumstances such as distance they live to the Trust and shift patterns.
It is inevitable that our staff car parks will be at their most busiest during peak daytime hours. As such our permit scheme offers a number of other options such as off peak parking for evening and weekends to help accommodate shift patterns.
We advise staff where possible to car share, or use public transport and to be aware that there are certain times of the day when the car parks will be less busy.
We restrict staff from parking in our patient car parks solely for the reason that these spaces are for patients and visitors only.