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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34112

Date lodged: 16 December 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 Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 18 December 2020


Answer

On 30 March 2020, the Scottish Government began funding the suspension by the PFI hospital car park providers of car parking charges for staff, visitors and patients at Ninewells Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. These agreements were subsequently extended until January 2021.

The Scottish Government has now agreed to fund the suspension of car parking charges at these hospitals until the end of March 2021 to help support staff, patients and visitors during the pandemic.

We continue to work on a long term solution to the issue and we will provide an update when the position is clearer.