Free parking at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Free parking at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Published by Beth Pridding
1:21pm 26th March 2020. (Updated at 2:06pm 26th March 2020)

Parking your car at the QE hospital in King's Lynn is set to be free, from tomorrow. 

There will be no charges at all the hospital's car parks, in an attempt to support people through the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Bosses at the hospital say the changes will make it more affordable for people to use their cars when visiting sites, rather than public transport, which could see the spread of the virus. 

Denise Smith, chief operating officer at the hospital, said: 

"As we fight to curb the spread of COVID-19, it is important that we help people avoid close contact with each other, which is difficult to avoid if they have to use public transport to get to our sites. 

"We are suspending parking fees to encourage both patients and staff to travel to our sites by car to support people who need to be here, including our hard-working and dedicated staff who continue to do all they can to ensure the safety of our patients."

The changes apply to the QEH site in Gayton Road, King's Lynn, and at car parks at North Cambridgeshire Hospital in Wisbech, where services including community midwives and maternity clinics are based.