Patients and visitors must pay to park at Wigan's hospitals as charges are reinstated

Car parking charges for patients and visitors to the borough's hospitals are being reinstated today after an eight-month suspension.
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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust stopped the charges for parking at its sites in March at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

But it has announced they will be in place again from Monday, November 2 for patients and visitors. Charges will continue to be waived for staff.

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Jason Carr, the trust's car parking and security manager, said: "We wish we could do more and we're thankful for everyone's co-operation and patience during this time, but unfortunately we do have to reinstate parking charges for patients and visitors across all of WWL.

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"Due to ongoing building work in response to the pandemic at our Royal Albert Edward Infirmary site, there is still limited parking so we would urge those attending for appointments to allow time to find suitable parking."

The hospitals' car parks use a pay-and-display system and it costs up to £6.50 for motorists parking for more than four hours.

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