From October, parking charges will be reintroduced at our hospitals.
In April, during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we suspended parking fees at our hospitals.
Now, from Thursday 1 October, fees will once more apply to park in our 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.”
Parking charges resume
[Video shows footage of the car park at the University Hospital of North Tees.]
Wednesday 30 September is the final day of suspended parking fees.
Parking fees apply in all our car parks from Thursday 1 October.
Including the Hardwick Road car park opposite the University Hospital of North Tees.
The fees are reinvested into our services.
Please read the signs and pay the correct fee to avoid a penalty notice.
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For more information about getting to hospital, visit our patients and visitors page.
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 to monitor the vehicles using the car parks.