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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-32056

Date lodged: 24 September 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the car parking arrangements at Ninewells Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 25 September 2020


Answer

On 30 March 2020, the three PFI hospital car park providers at Ninewells Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary agreed to remove car parking charges for staff, visitors and patients initially for the three months and extended further by additional three months until 30 September 2020.

The Scottish Government have now reached agreement with the three PFI hospital car park providers to extend the free car parking arrangements by a further four months until January 2021.

This extension of free parking continues to support staff and remove the barriers to our staff working with the NHS during these unprecedented times.