£1.9 million in car parking charges collected at local hospitals

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Friday, November 10th, 2017
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SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has revealed that car parking charges at Craigavon and Daisy Hill Hospitals generated almost £2million over the last three years. 

 

 

The Assembly Member received confirmation of the figures from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. 

Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “Car parking charges at the two acute hospital sites in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area have raised a staggering £1.95 million over the last three years. 

“This is a significant amount, and whilst money has been reinvested in maintenance and repairs of the car parks, I want to see further provision of parking in and around the Daisy Hill site in Newry in particular.

 

 

“Parking or the lack of it at Daisy Hill is a major issue for staff, patients and local families alike. I am constantly being contacted by people complaining about the lack of parking around the Daisy Hill site, or about blocked or obstructed driveways, and whilst it’s a difficult issue, it needs addressed,” he insisted.

“We have seen substantial investment in parking facilities over recent years at Craigavon however the same cannot be said at Daisy Hill.

 

 

“The money raised through parking charges is a source of income that can be directed at investing in more parking provision in Newry and I want to see the Trust be imaginative with the options they could consider and that includes working with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council who are their nearest neighbour on Monaghan Row,” McNulty added.


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