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Hospitals' car parking price hike
Kingsmill Centre
Managers say the charges compare well with other hospitals
Car parking charges at two Nottinghamshire hospitals are going up by as much as 50%.

The charges for a six-hour stay at Kings Mill hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield and Newark Hospital are going up from 3 to 4.50.

An hour's parking rises by 30p to 1.50 with the prices fixed for two years.

Hospital managers said the cash generated would pay for new spaces and increased security, including more CCTV and patrols.

A seven-day concessionary car park pass valid for both Kings Milll and Newark hospitals will cost 10, while a new four-week pass or season ticket costing 25 will be introduced.

Special 1 concessionary permits will continue to be available for patients and visitors attending Kings Mill's children's wards, Intensive Therapy Unit, Neo-Natal Unit and Sherwood Birthing Unit.

The new charges will come into place on 30 July.


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