A&E parking rules change

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CHANGES to parking rules at Sheffield Children’s Hospital mean that people visiting accident and emergency can park for free from today.

The eight short-stay spaces on Western Bank are now for patients and families visiting A&E only.

They were previously used by the general public but have now been restricted and are available for up to four hours at a time.

John Reid, director of nursing at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We realise that parking is in high demand at our site but have an obligation to protect spaces for parents attending A&E. These parents are often anxious to get their child treated as soon as possible and these spaces are immediately adjacent to the A&E.”

Sheffield Council will enforce the system and anyone without a permit, available from the hospital, will be given a fixed penalty notice.