Parking charges reintroduced

Parking fees at the University Hospital of North Tees, the University Hospital of Hartlepool and Peterlee Community Hospital were suspended in April during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Thursday 1 October, fees will once more apply to park in all North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust owned car parks.

The initial 20-minutes remains free of charge, as do the pick-up/drop off points (20 minutes’ maximum) and cycle storage racks.

Neil Atkinson, director of finance, said: “The parking fees are entirely reinvested into the upkeep of the car parks and contribute towards patient care.

“We appreciate parking fees will never be popular but we hope people understand that, as well as contributing towards the provision of our services, charging stops our car parks being used by people not attending hospital.”

The University Hospital of Hartlepool has one large car park on the grounds of the hospital, while the University Hospital of North Tees has a large on-site car park plus a smaller, second car park adjacent to the hospital on Hardwick Road. The Hardwick Road car park charges just £2 for 14-hours, with the first 20-minutes free of charge.

Neil continued: “I would like to remind people that there are other privately owned car parks nearby but the Trust has no control over them.

“We ask everyone parking to make sure they read all the signs properly and pay the correct fees. We don’t want anyone receiving a parking penalty notice while visiting our hospitals.”

All Trust staff also pay to park in the allocated staff parking areas at both hospitals.

For more information about parking at University Hospital of North Tees.

For more information about parking at University Hospital of Hartlepool.

All North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust car parks are clearly signed with the Trust’s logo. The car parks are managed by a third party contractor, Parking Eye. Parking Eye uses number plate recognition software instead of a ticket barrier method to monitor the vehicles using the car parks.
Visitors pay the fee by entering their registration number into a payment machine, which are regularly cleaned, as they are leaving the hospital. The machine displays the required payment. Cards and cash are accepted.

Parking fees: University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital of Hartlepool

Length of stay Charges
First 20 minutes Free
Up to 4 hours – one payment allows for multiple visits during this time to both of our hospital sites (except for the Hardwick Road car park) £4
Up to 12 hours £5
Up to 24 hours £6
7 day permit for regular visitors £7

 

Hardwick Road Car Park (adjacent to University Hospital of North Tees)

Length of stay Charges
First 20 minutes Free
Up to 14 hours £2

 

Peterlee Community Hospital

Length of stay Charges
First 20 minutes Free
Per hour £1

 

 

 

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