Outpatients and visitors will have to pay up to £10 a day for parking at Northampton General Hospital again from next month.
The hospital revealed charges would be restored on March 15 — almost a year after they were put on hold as the Covid-19 crisis deepened.
Those not paying risk £80 penalty notices although fees will be waived for those making regular or overnight visits.
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Fees for parking are unchanged at £3.20 for up to three hours, £5.20 for up to six hours, and £10 for more than six hours.
But all 206 hospital trusts in England are expected to provide free parking to groups that may be frequent hospital visitors or those disproportionately impacted by daily or hourly charges for parking, including blue badge holders; frequent outpatients who need regular appointments to manage long-term conditions and parents of sick children staying in hospital overnight.
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