Contributed by Your Parking Spaces
12/04/2022 - Your Parking Spaces
Homeowners with an empty driveway could offer hospital staff a ‘life-saving’ alternative to expensive hospital car parking fees via the online parking portal, YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
The opportunity could be a win-win for both NHS staff and local hospital residents alike in the wake of the government’s decision to reintroduce on-site parking fees.
Hospital car park fees were waived during the pandemic, but the benefit came to an end on Friday 31 March. This will leave potentially thousands of NHS staff to look for alternative parking arrangements or face coughing up hefty fees to continue parking at official hospital car parks.
Harrison Wood, CEO at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, commented: “As the cost-of-living squeeze continues, the news that free hospital parking for staff has now come to an end will mean thousands of NHS staff will be forced to look for cheaper alternatives.
“Thankfully, homeowners can offer a helping hand to NHS staff by renting out their empty driveways, an opportunity many homeowners will surely be pleased to undertake given the heroic efforts of NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
As well as helping hospital staff keep their motoring expenses down, those who live close to hospitals also have a fantastic opportunity to generate a handy additional source of income. Impressively, astute homeowners actually made a grand total of £26 million in 2021, simply by renting out their driveways and empty spaces via YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
Harrison added: “With the cost-of-living crisis showing no signs of slowing any time soon, and potentially thousands of hospital staff now looking for cheaper parking alternatives, now is surely the best time for homeowners who live close to a hospital to list their driveway.”
An example of the astonishing price some NHS staff pay to park their car can be found at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and King’s College Hospital in London, where staff are asked to fork out £25 per day to park their car in a major blow to finances.
Conversely, via YourParkingSpace.co.uk, staff could pay as little as £6.94 a day close to St Georges’s Hospital or £4.65 a day close to King’s College Hospital in London, representing a smart saving of 72% and 81% respectively.
YourParkingSpace.co.uk’s support of NHS workers builds on its 2020 campaign to provide NHS staff with the opportunity to reserve spaces in over 900 car parks throughout the country free of charge.
Harrison concluded: “We are immensely proud of the work we did alongside supermarkets, shopping centres and hotels to give NHS staff free parking during the pandemic. And now that free hospital parking has concluded, I’m sure homeowners will be just as glad to assist NHS staff all while making a handy additional stream of income.”
For more information about listing a driveway, garage, or secure parking space, visit www.yourparkingspace.co.uk.
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