Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , health reporter

VISITORS at the Royal Bolton Hospital will have to pay more to park on the site.

The shake-up will also see an increase in car parking attendants in a bid to cover the cost of extending parking facilities at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

People parking on visitor car parks will have to pay a single charge of £3 for 24 hours, which will replace the current charges of £2 for up to four hours, £3 for four to six hours and £4 for between six and 24 hours.

The number of short stay spaces will increase from 40 to 58 to include parking in front of N block as well as at Latham car park.

Short stay car parking charges will remain as they are at no charge for 30 minutes and £1 for 30 minutes to an hour.

The Trust currently has one parking attendant but this will go up three, who will have additional duties and be known as facility support officers.

Hospital chiefs say the cost is the same or cheaper than current charges for those who visit the hospital for several hours.

Visitors will only have to pay once if they return to the site on the same day — provided they use the same vehicle as car registrations are printed on the ticket.

Stephen Tyldsley, divisional director of operations for estates and facilities at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’ve greatly increased the total number of parking spaces at the Royal Bolton Hospital so finding a space is not a problem.

“However this came at a cost and we also need to maintain the car parks, lighting and security.

“We’ve worked hard to find a solution that meets those demands but minimises increases for patients and visitors as much as possible.”

The charges apply to the Bridge, Churchill and Mallet visitor car parks.

In 2012, visitors faced a 60 per cent hike in car parking charges and later that year, hospital staff were also hit with an increase in charges.

The new car parking system was introduced for staff to pay for a £2.6 million loan was taken out by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust to pay for additional spaces.

Car parking has long been a problem at the Royal Bolton Hospital, with several extensions introduced to ease pressures at the busy site.

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8:45am Sun 20 Apr 14

MrBenggo says...

Putting up the cost of parking to pay for additional parking fascillities,and then shelling out for two more parking attendants,or "facillity support officers" as they will now be known.
I don't know the minimum wage rate,but I imagine two wages at minimum wage rate would be over £500 a week,shows parking is a nice little earner.
Looking on the positive side,two new jobs created.
Putting up the cost of parking to pay for additional parking fascillities,and then shelling out for two more parking attendants,or "facillity support officers" as they will now be known. I don't know the minimum wage rate,but I imagine two wages at minimum wage rate would be over £500 a week,shows parking is a nice little earner. Looking on the positive side,two new jobs created. MrBenggo
  • Score: -2

10:02am Sun 20 Apr 14

marco999 says...

When our beloved mother was rushed into Bolton hospital one Sunday morning after suffering a massive stroke, all the family immediately rushed to be with her. We had been told that there was literally no chance that she would pull through and that we should prepare for the worst. Emotions were high, all of us were in shock, some of us pulled coats across pyjamas to save time in getting there. Image the scene when her six children, husband, brother and their spouses arrived and had to start trying to find, borrow and make change to pay for the **** parking meter – it is the last thing you need when a loved one is minutes away from death. Charging for parking at a hospital is wrong.
When our beloved mother was rushed into Bolton hospital one Sunday morning after suffering a massive stroke, all the family immediately rushed to be with her. We had been told that there was literally no chance that she would pull through and that we should prepare for the worst. Emotions were high, all of us were in shock, some of us pulled coats across pyjamas to save time in getting there. Image the scene when her six children, husband, brother and their spouses arrived and had to start trying to find, borrow and make change to pay for the **** parking meter – it is the last thing you need when a loved one is minutes away from death. Charging for parking at a hospital is wrong. marco999
  • Score: 6

10:06am Sun 20 Apr 14

Mick England says...

I have paid NI contributions all my working life so refuse to pay for parking at RBH. What people need to realise is that if some over zealous drone puts a PCN on your car, it is ONLY an invitation to contract, so send it back to issuer saying "return to sender, no contract." By doing this they cannot establish "joinder" and they'll eventually give up!
I have paid NI contributions all my working life so refuse to pay for parking at RBH. What people need to realise is that if some over zealous drone puts a PCN on your car, it is ONLY an invitation to contract, so send it back to issuer saying "return to sender, no contract." By doing this they cannot establish "joinder" and they'll eventually give up! Mick England
  • Score: 10

10:18am Sun 20 Apr 14

Mick England says...

Blacks Law dictionary states that Joinder is the "Joining or coupling together; uniting two or more constituents or ele- ments in one; uniting with another person in some legal step or proceeding." What they try to do is get the human being to admit to the PCN issued to the which is the corporate vessel created at your birth registration. Under common law a human being is innocent of a civil/criminal matter until such time he/she has admitted liability for the legal fiction. So it's really simple do not let them establish joinder!
Blacks Law dictionary states that Joinder is the "Joining or coupling together; uniting two or more constituents or ele- ments in one; uniting with another person in some legal step or proceeding." What they try to do is get the human being to admit to the PCN issued to the [legal fiction/person/strawman] which is the corporate vessel created at your birth registration. Under common law a human being is innocent of a civil/criminal matter until such time he/she has admitted liability for the legal fiction. So it's really simple do not let them establish joinder! Mick England
  • Score: 4

10:20am Sun 20 Apr 14

germain2 says...

I understand they need to charge for parking but there must be another way to pay. What about paying on exit, so visitors in a hurry can have one less thing to worry about?
I understand they need to charge for parking but there must be another way to pay. What about paying on exit, so visitors in a hurry can have one less thing to worry about? germain2
  • Score: 19

10:22am Sun 20 Apr 14

Mick England says...

Sorry that should read:-Blacks Law dictionary states that Joinder is the "Joining or coupling together; uniting two or more constituents or ele- ments in one; uniting with another person in some legal step or proceeding." What they try to do is get the human being to admit to the PCN issued to the (legal fiction/person/straw
man) which is the corporate vessel created at your birth registration. Under common law a human being is innocent of a civil/criminal matter until such time he/she has admitted liability for the legal fiction, and subsequently found guilty by a jury of his/her piers. So it's really simple do not let them establish joinder!
Sorry that should read:-Blacks Law dictionary states that Joinder is the "Joining or coupling together; uniting two or more constituents or ele- ments in one; uniting with another person in some legal step or proceeding." What they try to do is get the human being to admit to the PCN issued to the (legal fiction/person/straw man) which is the corporate vessel created at your birth registration. Under common law a human being is innocent of a civil/criminal matter until such time he/she has admitted liability for the legal fiction, and subsequently found guilty by a jury of his/her piers. So it's really simple do not let them establish joinder! Mick England
  • Score: 2

10:24am Sun 20 Apr 14

Mick England says...

Stand up and claim your inalienable birth rights in our constitution of Common Law!
Stand up and claim your inalienable birth rights in our constitution of Common Law! Mick England
  • Score: 2

10:30am Sun 20 Apr 14

Mick England says...

By displaying this notice on your car windscreen the drones are rendered powerless! Up the revolution!
.
http://www.getoutofd
ebtfree.org/template
/images/parkingnotic
e/uknotice.doc
By displaying this notice on your car windscreen the drones are rendered powerless! Up the revolution! . http://www.getoutofd ebtfree.org/template /images/parkingnotic e/uknotice.doc Mick England
  • Score: 2

10:41am Sun 20 Apr 14

pstuart says...

Due to visit soon, is it still free with a disabled badge?
Due to visit soon, is it still free with a disabled badge? pstuart
  • Score: -5

11:07am Sun 20 Apr 14

BlueRay79 says...

pstuart wrote:
Due to visit soon, is it still free with a disabled badge?
Yes. but spaces are hard to find.
[quote][p][bold]pstuart[/bold] wrote: Due to visit soon, is it still free with a disabled badge?[/p][/quote]Yes. but spaces are hard to find. BlueRay79
  • Score: -5

11:30am Sun 20 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Mick England wrote:
By displaying this notice on your car windscreen the drones are rendered powerless! Up the revolution!
.
http://www.getoutofd

ebtfree.org/template

/images/parkingnotic

e/uknotice.doc
You are correct sir. On all of the above posts.

They cannot establish Joinder without consent, and second to that they admit liability of a fee to yourself when they take a photograph of the said image at the link. Failure of the 'drone' agency to pay can and should be enforceable in the same courts that they pretend to be affiliated to via 'fear' and fictitious uniform.
[quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: By displaying this notice on your car windscreen the drones are rendered powerless! Up the revolution! . http://www.getoutofd ebtfree.org/template /images/parkingnotic e/uknotice.doc[/p][/quote]You are correct sir. On all of the above posts. They cannot establish Joinder without consent, and second to that they admit liability of a fee to yourself when they take a photograph of the said image at the link. Failure of the 'drone' agency to pay can and should be enforceable in the same courts that they pretend to be affiliated to via 'fear' and fictitious uniform. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 5

11:52am Sun 20 Apr 14

Mick England says...

All statuatory legislation/instrume
nts are ONLY given the force of law by consent of the governed, I have sent my affidavits off to the Queen and David Cameron and I am now in Lawful Rebellion against the treasonous government! My oath is now to my Monarch who swore to uphold Common Law and protect my inalienable human/god given rights, the day she was crowned.
All statuatory legislation/instrume nts are ONLY given the force of law by consent of the governed, I have sent my affidavits off to the Queen and David Cameron and I am now in Lawful Rebellion against the treasonous government! My oath is now to my Monarch who swore to uphold Common Law and protect my inalienable human/god given rights, the day she was crowned. Mick England
  • Score: 5

11:58am Sun 20 Apr 14

Mick England says...

n the Coronation ceremony of 2 June 1953, one of the highlights was when The Queen made her Coronation Oath (taken from the Order of Service for the Coronation).

The Queen having returned to her Chair, (her Majesty having already on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 1952, in the presence of the two Houses of Parliament, made and signed the Declaration prescribed by Act of Parliament), the Archbishop standing before her shall administer the Coronation Oath, first asking the Queen,

Madam, is your Majesty willing to take the Oath?

And the Queen answering,

I am willing.

The Archbishop shall minister these questions; and The Queen, having a book in her hands, shall answer each question severally as follows:

Archbishop. Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and the other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs?

Queen. I solemnly promise so to do.

Archbishop. Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgements?

Queen. I will.

Archbishop. Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel? Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law? Will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of England, and to the Churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them?

Queen. All this I promise to do.
n the Coronation ceremony of 2 June 1953, one of the highlights was when The Queen made her Coronation Oath (taken from the Order of Service for the Coronation). The Queen having returned to her Chair, (her Majesty having already on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 1952, in the presence of the two Houses of Parliament, made and signed the Declaration prescribed by Act of Parliament), the Archbishop standing before her shall administer the Coronation Oath, first asking the Queen, Madam, is your Majesty willing to take the Oath? And the Queen answering, I am willing. The Archbishop shall minister these questions; and The Queen, having a book in her hands, shall answer each question severally as follows: Archbishop. Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and the other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs? Queen. I solemnly promise so to do. Archbishop. Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgements? Queen. I will. Archbishop. Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel? Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law? Will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of England, and to the Churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them? Queen. All this I promise to do. Mick England
  • Score: 3

12:56pm Sun 20 Apr 14

myfanwy7 says...

Mick England wrote:
Sorry that should read:-Blacks Law dictionary states that Joinder is the "Joining or coupling together; uniting two or more constituents or ele- ments in one; uniting with another person in some legal step or proceeding." What they try to do is get the human being to admit to the PCN issued to the (legal fiction/person/straw

man) which is the corporate vessel created at your birth registration. Under common law a human being is innocent of a civil/criminal matter until such time he/she has admitted liability for the legal fiction, and subsequently found guilty by a jury of his/her piers. So it's really simple do not let them establish joinder!
Bloody hell Mick. If you're ever at a loose end and fancy going out for a pint, please don't give me a call
[quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: Sorry that should read:-Blacks Law dictionary states that Joinder is the "Joining or coupling together; uniting two or more constituents or ele- ments in one; uniting with another person in some legal step or proceeding." What they try to do is get the human being to admit to the PCN issued to the (legal fiction/person/straw man) which is the corporate vessel created at your birth registration. Under common law a human being is innocent of a civil/criminal matter until such time he/she has admitted liability for the legal fiction, and subsequently found guilty by a jury of his/her piers. So it's really simple do not let them establish joinder![/p][/quote]Bloody hell Mick. If you're ever at a loose end and fancy going out for a pint, please don't give me a call myfanwy7
  • Score: -1

1:19pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Mick England says...

myfanwy7 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
Sorry that should read:-Blacks Law dictionary states that Joinder is the "Joining or coupling together; uniting two or more constituents or ele- ments in one; uniting with another person in some legal step or proceeding." What they try to do is get the human being to admit to the PCN issued to the (legal fiction/person/straw


man) which is the corporate vessel created at your birth registration. Under common law a human being is innocent of a civil/criminal matter until such time he/she has admitted liability for the legal fiction, and subsequently found guilty by a jury of his/her piers. So it's really simple do not let them establish joinder!
Bloody hell Mick. If you're ever at a loose end and fancy going out for a pint, please don't give me a call
I don't drink but if I did and decided to frequent the local hostelries, I would choose better company than you!
[quote][p][bold]myfanwy7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: Sorry that should read:-Blacks Law dictionary states that Joinder is the "Joining or coupling together; uniting two or more constituents or ele- ments in one; uniting with another person in some legal step or proceeding." What they try to do is get the human being to admit to the PCN issued to the (legal fiction/person/straw man) which is the corporate vessel created at your birth registration. Under common law a human being is innocent of a civil/criminal matter until such time he/she has admitted liability for the legal fiction, and subsequently found guilty by a jury of his/her piers. So it's really simple do not let them establish joinder![/p][/quote]Bloody hell Mick. If you're ever at a loose end and fancy going out for a pint, please don't give me a call[/p][/quote]I don't drink but if I did and decided to frequent the local hostelries, I would choose better company than you! Mick England
  • Score: 6

2:51pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Rememberscarborough says...

"Facility support officers"????

These people are traffic wardens for "flips" sake...
"Facility support officers"???? These people are traffic wardens for "flips" sake... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 6

1:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Donkey Stone says...

Mick England wrote:
n the Coronation ceremony of 2 June 1953, one of the highlights was when The Queen made her Coronation Oath (taken from the Order of Service for the Coronation).

The Queen having returned to her Chair, (her Majesty having already on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 1952, in the presence of the two Houses of Parliament, made and signed the Declaration prescribed by Act of Parliament), the Archbishop standing before her shall administer the Coronation Oath, first asking the Queen,

Madam, is your Majesty willing to take the Oath?

And the Queen answering,

I am willing.

The Archbishop shall minister these questions; and The Queen, having a book in her hands, shall answer each question severally as follows:

Archbishop. Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and the other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs?

Queen. I solemnly promise so to do.

Archbishop. Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgements?

Queen. I will.

Archbishop. Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel? Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law? Will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of England, and to the Churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them?

Queen. All this I promise to do.
I didn't vote for the Queen.That lot are worse than the parking mob.
[quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: n the Coronation ceremony of 2 June 1953, one of the highlights was when The Queen made her Coronation Oath (taken from the Order of Service for the Coronation). The Queen having returned to her Chair, (her Majesty having already on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 1952, in the presence of the two Houses of Parliament, made and signed the Declaration prescribed by Act of Parliament), the Archbishop standing before her shall administer the Coronation Oath, first asking the Queen, Madam, is your Majesty willing to take the Oath? And the Queen answering, I am willing. The Archbishop shall minister these questions; and The Queen, having a book in her hands, shall answer each question severally as follows: Archbishop. Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and the other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs? Queen. I solemnly promise so to do. Archbishop. Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgements? Queen. I will. Archbishop. Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel? Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law? Will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of England, and to the Churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them? Queen. All this I promise to do.[/p][/quote]I didn't vote for the Queen.That lot are worse than the parking mob. Donkey Stone
  • Score: -1

11:44pm Mon 21 Apr 14

lv8151 says...

great news ..... they should double the price of parking at the hospital .... if the hospital does not want people smoking on their premises why on earth should they let the car driver pollute the air outside the hospital with their car fumes and get away with it ..... car fumes are more dangerous than cigarette smoke ..... and i'm a non smoker
great news ..... they should double the price of parking at the hospital .... if the hospital does not want people smoking on their premises why on earth should they let the car driver pollute the air outside the hospital with their car fumes and get away with it ..... car fumes are more dangerous than cigarette smoke ..... and i'm a non smoker lv8151
  • Score: 0

9:04am Tue 22 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

If they had a collection box so people could donate money rather than pay for the parking they would proberbly make more.
If they had a collection box so people could donate money rather than pay for the parking they would proberbly make more. Jim271
  • Score: -7

10:33pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Blackrod says...

Every other hospital I attend has pay as you leave. Why not Bolton? It stops the problems with no change, needing to see relatives in emergancy and nipping in for map/advise of best car park to use for dept. Why free for first 30 minutes when this won't apply to anyone, even ward pickups take forever because the meds are never back! Why free for disabled, I'm disabled and will pay if you build more wider spaces closer to a door!
Every other hospital I attend has pay as you leave. Why not Bolton? It stops the problems with no change, needing to see relatives in emergancy and nipping in for map/advise of best car park to use for dept. Why free for first 30 minutes when this won't apply to anyone, even ward pickups take forever because the meds are never back! Why free for disabled, I'm disabled and will pay if you build more wider spaces closer to a door! Blackrod
  • Score: 0

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