PARKING charges for hospital visitors have been reintroduced today.

The charges haven't been raised – and remain as they were before the introduction of free parking during the pandemic.

These charges also apply to car parks one and three – which should not be used by hospital staff and are for public use only.

From today, the following charges will be in place:

  • Up to 15 minutes – free

  • 15mins – 1hr - £1.30

  • 1-2hrs - £2.80

  • 2-4hrs - £4.10

  • 4-6hrs - £6.90

  • Weekly Pass - £10

Free parking is available to disabled patients, and visitors with a blue badge, a parent of guardian of a person under the age of 18 who is admitted as an inpatient overnight, and to outpatients who attend hospital appointments at least three times a month.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Hospital said: “We regret we have to charge for parking at all, but the cost of security and maintenance for our car parks means we have to make a modest charge so we don’t divert money away from patient care.

“Car parking on the hospital site is limited, so we encourage all visitors to consider using alternative travel arrangements where it is safe to do so.”