Case Number 3478
Request Date 05/02/2014
Completion Date 17/02/2014

 

Details of the Request

  • How much revenue did the Trust receive from car parking fees in the last financial year?
     
  • What are the Trust’s parking rates per day? Is there any way for a patient to get a reduction to this rate?
     
  • How much does the Trust charge for bedside entertainment ie. TVs? What is the average a patient spends on this per day?
     
  • How much revenue did the Trust receive from bedside entertainment in the last financial year?
     
  • How much revenue did the Trust make from patient’s bedside phone calls in the last financial year? What is the average a patient spends on this per day?
     
  • Has there been an increase in the Trust’s parking and bedside entertainment charges over the past four years? If so what has the increase been?

 

Details of the Response

1. How much revenue did the Trust receive from car parking fees in the last financial year?

£1,401,867

 

2. What are the Trust’s parking rates per day? Is there any way for a patient to get a reduction to this rate?

The visitor parking charges are as follows:

Up to 1 hour £2.00
1 to 2 hours £3.00
2 to 3 hours £4.00
3 to 4 hours £5.00
4 to 5 hours £6.00
5 to 6 hours £7.00
6 to 24 hours £8.00

 

Reduced rate for a weekly ticket is £20.00

 

Trust concessions are:

A three weekly parking ticket costing £20 for parents of babies in NICU.

Free car park exit tickets for patients attending Haematology/Oncology Day Units and patients attending Cardiac Rehab

 

3. How much does the Trust charge for bedside entertainment ie. TVs? What is the average a patient spends on this per day?

£4.50 for 24hr Viewing. This service is contracted out and the Trust does not hold the information required regarding the average patient spend per day.

 

4. How much revenue did the Trust receive from bedside entertainment in the last financial year?

The Trust does not receive any of the revenue.

 

5. How much revenue did the Trust make from patient’s bedside phone calls in the last financial year? What is the average a patient spends on this per day?

The Trust does not hold this data.

 

6. Has there been an increase in the Trust’s parking and bedside entertainment charges over the past four years? If so what has the increase been?

With regard to Car Parking, the last increase was in August 2011 before which the visitor car parking charges were as follows.

Up to 2 hours £2.00
2 to 3 hours £2.50
3 to 4 hours £3.00
4 to 24 hours £5.00
Weekly ticket £10

 

With regard to Bedside Entertainment: Bedside TV prices increased on the 1st Jan 2013 from £3.60 (which had been in place for 4 years) to £4.50.