UHNS Disabled people given extra parking time from Jan 1st 2015 and will not be fined if clinics over run

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Pamela Bryan
Great news Folks, From 1st Jan 2015 the extra parking time for blue badge holders will be 1 hour instead of the 30 minutes granted to us last May.
Morning Pam
 
Re: STAND
 
Many thanks for your e-mail
 
With regards to public transport, I can advise that the Trust has been actively engaging with local pubvlic transport service providers to expand and strengthen the range of services to – and through – the UHNS site for our patients, visitors and staff. Further details are available through the Trust Internet Pages athttp://www.uhns.nhs.uk/Howtofindus/Howtofindus/PublicTransport.aspx – this information is also included in patient correspondence and letters. Using the travel-line website, there is an opportunity to plan a specific journey to and from the hospital site – gaining up to date travel information and arrangements to meet with individual needs and preferences.
 
Further to our recent discussions and concerns that STAND have raised about the journey time to and from parking spaces and the point of care – I am pleased to be able to advise you of the latest development in the provision of car parking services for Blue Badge holders @ UHNS. I can confirm that with effect from 1stMay 2014, the Trust will provide Blue Badge holders with an additional 30 minutes parking time at no extra cost. This will mean that – for example – tickets purchased for up to 2 hours will now be valid for 2.5 hours – providing additional journey time. 
 
The Trust is also finalising arrangements to transfer Ambulance drop-offs – which will permit the development of additional Blue Badge car parking spaces adjacent to the hospital main entrance. I am hopeful that this planned relocation and redesignation project will be completed before the end of September 2014, and will keep you advised of progress in this regard.
 
Hope my brief response has been helpful in keeping you updated – please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information 
 
KR
 
Mark Fisher
Head of Facilities Management
This notice was spotted at UHNS in Aug 2014
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