Hospital parking update

The government has announced that the provision of free parking for National Health Service staff by NHS Trusts has not ended and nothing has changed since the announcement on 25 March.


The government is considering how long free parking for National Health Service staff will need to continue, recognising that this has only been made possible by external support from local authorities and independent sector providers, and that this support cannot continue indefinitely.


The government’s focus remains on ensuring the NHS delivers the Government commitment of free parking for those in greatest need, the disabled, frequent outpatient attendees, parents who have sick children that are staying overnight in hospital and staff working nightshifts (announcement of 27 December 2019) is implemented once the pandemic abates.


Implementation of this commitment has been on hold whilst the NHS has been managing the COVID-19 pandemic and devoting its hospital parking capacity to staff and other facilities necessary for managing the pandemic.