Since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in March 2020, parking at hospital and community sites across Lancashire and South Cumbria has been free of charge for patients, visitors and colleagues working for the local NHS.
We hope that it has made things slightly easier and safer for everyone who has needed to come onto the sites run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT).
With services reopening and more people returning to UHMBT sites, our car parks are becoming very busy so we’ve taken the difficult decision to reinstate car parking charges for patients and visitors. These changes will come into effect on Monday 30 November.
For details of parking charges on our sites, please click here: https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/visiting-our-hospitals/parking-facilities
Parking for staff, including volunteers, at NHS hospital sites in Lancashire and South Cumbria will remain free of charge until further notice.
Staff who have been parking in visitor spaces at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary are requested to stop doing so, but can continue to park free of charge on Lancaster City Council carparks if they display the national COVID-19 NHS badge in their windscreen. These are available from the General Office in Med Unit 1 at the RLI. The council carparks on the eastern side of the one way system all have lots of spaces.
We are extremely grateful to our partners who have worked with us to enable us to offer this support for the last few months. We are also hugely grateful to their staff for helping to make sure that car parks have been safe for NHS staff to use.
Blue Badge permit holders can park for free at UHMBT sites, provided they use the allocated spaces for people with disabilities.