In April 2021, the government introduced new guidance on the provision of free car parking for certain groups of hospital patients and visitors.Advertisement
This means that the following people are now eligible to receive free parking at Royal Preston Hospital:
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In addition to the above, and in line with existing concessionary parking arrangements, the Trust will continue to offer:
Patients, relatives or carers who are eligible for free or concessionary parking will firstly need to speak to the clinical staff on the ward, clinic, or department to complete a form.
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Any completed and endorsed car parking concessions certificate application forms can then be taken to the General Office.
Therefore, concessions can only be issued, and expense claims made during the times listed below:
The national NHS Healthcare Travel Cost Scheme (see www.nhs.uk) refunds reasonable travel costs of hospital patients if they or their partner are receiving a qualifying state benefit or allowance, or meet the eligibility criteria of the NHS Low Income Scheme.
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