Fines for poor parking at hospital

SCARBOROUGH Hospital has employed two parking attendants who will be issuing fines to motorists who use the car park “improperly”.

Liam Dealtry and Debbie Tyson have joined Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust to improve safety after complaints from patients, visitors, buses and delivery vehicles about difficulties navigating roads around the hospital due to improper parking.

Initially the parking attendants will issue warning notices to those who park improperly or without payment but from next Tuesday (1 February) they will issue enforcement notices.

Penalty charges will be £60, or £30 if paid within 14 days, and will be administered by an external company.

James Hayward, Director of Facilities, said the Trust had received many comments about parking problems.

He added: “In order to improve the safety of both drivers and pedestrians we decided to introduce proper management controls, which includes the creation of two car park attendant roles.

“We know, from talking to local people, that car parking and access to the hospital is an important issue. Our Travel Plan aims to help reduce car parking demand and traffic congestion on site. As part of this plan we are working with East Yorkshire Motor Services to encourage more people to use the number 10 ‘hospital’ bus service which operates twice an hour.

“We also have a shuttle bus for patients and visitors which runs between Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals.”