Recent reports in the media have suggested that car parking charges for our staff are amongst the highest in the country. It’s important to add some context to these plain figures, which have been obtained from the latest Estates Return Information Collection each Trust across the country submits to NHS Data.
Due to our location in Birmingham city centre, our hospital maintains only 32 car parking spaces adjacent to our main Steelhouse Lane Site – some of which are used to offer our families with us long-term free parking. The remainder are Pay and Display parking places. None of these spaces are designated for our staff.
The figures reported in the media relate to these spaces only as they are maintained by our Trust.
We have 3912 staff working at our site in the city centre and we work with National Car Parks (NCP) to offer special rates to colleagues who require parking. The car parks at nearby Londonderry House and Whittall Street are available to our staff at discounted prices – far lower than those that have been quoted in the report circulated by the RAC Foundation.
We also work with the same company to offer our families discounted rates of parking in the same car parks, which are short distance from our hospital.