The Board received an update from Mel Pickup and Steve McGuire from Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WHHFT) following the Health Policy and Performance Board (HPPB) meeting held on 28 July 2015, which considered the current parking penalty charges and process in place at the Halton and Warrington Hospital sites.
The Board was advised that the responses to the questions posed at the meeting and submitted to the Trust in July 2015 were attached to the report in Appendix 1. These questions related to:
· The Tender Process;
· Patient Confidentiality;
· The Equality Act;
· The British Parking Association and Signage at the Trust; and
The Chairman introduced Councillor Thompson who presented WHHFT with 5 further questions and tabled information relating to car park usage, charges and penalties of 24 Acute NHS Trusts in the North West of England, which highlighted the comparisons between them and the car park usage, charges and penalties issued at Halton Hospital.
Following discussions it was agreed that Officers would provide WHHFT with information on who to discuss the options with regarding the adopted highway.
RESOLVED: That the Board notes the contents of the report and associated appendix.