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Work is now in progress on an upgrade to the patient and public car park at Goole and District Hospital.

The pay and display system on the car park opposite the main entrance is being replaced by a barrier with automatic number plate recognition technology (ANPR), the first phase of a £400,000 upgrade to parking facilities at Goole, Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals.

The car park for the GP surgery, Bartholomew Medical Centre, which is not managed by the Trust, will not be affected by the works.

Goole Hospital currently has a pay and display system in operation where motorists have to pay upfront for parking and estimate how long they will be on site; this is being replaced by the barrier system enabling patients to pay on exit.

New pay stations are being installed featuring a range of payment options including cash, card and contactless, plus online payment, SMS and telephone payments via an app.

ISS World, the company contracted by NLaG to manage its car parking and security is funding the works.

Disabled users, who will still benefit from the £2 fixed rate fee, will need to register their number plate and blue badge number with the system but once they have done this they will simply drive up to the barrier, it will open and they will be charged £2 when they go to the machine.

Goole Hospital is the first to receive the new technology and work is due to be completed by September. The system will then be tested and rolled out to the Scunthorpe and Grimsby sites over the coming months.

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