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Tuesday 27 July 2021
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New parking regulations at Salford Royal

Parking enforcement is being introduced at Salford Royal to deter drivers who park illegally on the hospital site.

 

Vehicles parked on service roads and in undesignated areas cause an inconvenience to other patients and visitors and can also compromise access for emergency and delivery vehicles.

 

Since July 25, vehicles parked illegally on the site have been issued with a warning ticket but from Monday, August 25, parking fines will be issued.

 

Salford Royal is working in partnership with an outside agency to implement the enforcement.

 

Vehicles parked in disabled bays without the correct Blue Badge on display will also be subject to a parking ticket.

 

Jack Sharp, Executive Director of Service Strategy and Development at Salford Royal, said: “It is extremely important that we manage the site safely and effectively not just for ambulances but for other emergency services like the police and fire service.

 

“The Trust has spent a considerable amount of time consulting on the introduction of enforcement and appropriate signage will be displayed around the site detailing the parking restrictions.”

 

Parking enforcement was highlighted in a recent public consultation into car parking charges at the hospital.

 

Following the opening of the new Central car park on the hospital site, members of the public were asked their views on current Blue Badge provision, service and charges.

 

The consultation also revealed that people thought more consideration should be given to extending the free drop-off and pick-up period.

 

Other points raised in the consultation included a review of concessionary charges and more assistance for those with mobility difficulties in getting to and from parking spaces.

 

As a result of the feedback obtained, various recommendations have been approved for Central and North car parks including:

 

  • A mobility scooter ‘meet and greet’ scheme

  • An increased free parking period from 20 minutes to 30 minutes

  • A review of eligibility for the concessionary scheme

 

Salford Royal provides nearly 900 car parking spaces on site at Central and North car park and at East car park on Stott Lane.