Parking charges to be reintroduced at Alder Hey

Alder Hey Hospital is set to reintroduce parking charges that had been suspended during lockdown.

Like hospitals across the country, parking charges were suspended at the hospital shortly after Britain went into lockdown and many non-urgent hospital appointments were cancelled.

In a statement on its website, the trust that runs Alder Hey said it took the decision now that services are returning to a more normal state.

It says: "The Access to hospital parking has been free to all visitors to Alder Hey during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"However, as many of our services begin to return to normal, we have made the decision to re-introduce charges to visitors at our on-site car parks from 1st September 2020. This is in line with practice in other NHS Trusts and the first rise in parking charges at Alder Hey since 2017.

"The first 30 minutes of parking and disabled parking for blue badge holders remains free to visitors to the hospital (token should be validated at the hospital atrium concierge desk). Visitors of long stay patients are also eligible for a discounted rate."

Here are the new short stay car parking costs

Time Tariff
0-30 mins Free
Under 2 hours £3.00
2-6 hours £4.00
6-8 hours £5.00
8-24 hours £7.00

Alder Hey's statement goes on to say that the increase in parking costs has happened "to account for inflationary rises and to contribute to increased maintenance costs and investments made to improve parking infrastructure" but still mean prices are in line with other local hospitals.

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Long stay parking will operate on a token based system, with seven or 30 day tokens available from the car parking team in the hospital atrium.

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