HSC staff car parking to resume normal service | Newry Times

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Friday, July 30th, 2021
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Health Minister Robin Swann is extending free car parking for HSC staff until 31 August after which time normal charging will resume.

 

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The Minister said, “Free car parking for HSC staff was introduced in March 2020 at a time when Northern Ireland was feeling the first impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

 

“As we move into the recovery phase and focus on rebuilding, the HSC car parking is required once again by returning patients and visitors. 

“Car parking is at a premium on several hospital sites across Northern Ireland, causing accessibility issues for patients and visitors.

 


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“This is impacting on patient appointments and visiting sessions because of the lengthy queues forming to gain access to our hospitals.

“It will therefore be necessary to return to the normal charging regime to preserve parking spaces for patients,” he continued.

Free parking was introduced in March 2020 and was extended up to 31 July 21.

 


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The Minister added, “I want to reiterate my sincere gratitude to all HSC staff for their work during this pandemic. 

“Whilst it is not over yet, we are now in a different place than this time last year. 

“I hope we can continue taking small steps back to full normality.”

 

 


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