Worthing nurses hit out after parking fees rocket

NURSES at Worthing Hospital feel the council’s decision to increase the cost of a monthly permit at a carpark popular with hospital staff by 112 per cent is ‘absurd’.

Theatre nurses Julie Dearlove and Lorraine Ranson currently share a £50 a month parking permit for the Lyndhurst Road carpark opposite the hospital. As of April 1 they will no longer be allowed to share a permit and will have to fork out £106 each to park.

Lorraine Ranson and Julie Dearlove

Lorraine Ranson and Julie Dearlove

The increase follows the conclusion of NCP’s controversial ten year contract with Worthing Borough Council as the town centre’s primary carpark provider.

Julie spends only two-and-a-half days a week at Worthing Hospital and said she could not afford to continue parking in the Lyndhurst Road carpark.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, March 6.