Staff Car Parking charges

Mrs KJ Allan made this Freedom of Information request to East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust,
Under the FOI act i would like to request the following information.
Please confirm the staff car park charges, that is per day or however you charge.
Please also advise if the charges are the same for all staff or is it broken down into a sliding scale based on staff salary/band?
Is the carpark owned and run by your trust? How much income was generated by these charges for the last financial year 17/18. Was this money put back into the hospital.
What public transport links are there within the area for your staff to access.
I would also like to know if you offer staff a recruitment and retention bonus and at what grades / level does this relate too?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs KJ Allan

FOI Requests CGH, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

From 1^st July 2018, Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals merged to become
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Therefore, unless
otherwise specified, responses are on behalf of East Suffolk and North
Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Dear Mrs Allan,

 

Reference number: 5271

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 to East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust
(ESNEFT), received on 20/11/2018. Your enquiry has been logged and
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Kind regards,

Amy

 

Amy Witham

Information Governance Administrative Assistant

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Based at: Ipswich Hospital

Email: [1][email address]

Telephone: 01473 702878 ext 1878

 

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FOI Requests CGH, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

From 1^st July 2018, Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals merged to become
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Therefore, unless
otherwise specified, responses are on behalf of East Suffolk and North
Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding information held by the East
Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust:

 

Your enquiry has been dealt with in accordance with the Trust’s Freedom of
Information Act 2000 Policy and Procedures. We are pleased to enclose the
information you requested:

 

This response is on behalf of Colchester Hospital

 

1.       Please confirm the staff car park charges, that is per day or
however you charge.

Currently, staff at Colchester Hospital pay 0.15% of their monthly salary
to park at Colchester Hospital. There is no option to pay daily.

The staff car parking system will be changing in January 2019.

 

2.       Please also advise if the charges are the same for all staff or
is it broken down into a sliding scale based on staff salary/band?

It is dependent on staff banding – staff pay a percentage of their monthly
salary.

 

3.       Is the carpark owned and run by your trust? How much income was
generated by these charges for the last financial year 17/18. Was this
money put back into the hospital.

Yes, the car park is owned and run by the Trust. The income generated by
the Colchester Hospital staff parking in 2017/18 was £111,418 and this
went to Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, with all
monies put back into hospital funding apart from a small proportion, which
was used to help pay for the following;

 

·         Parking attendants

·         Car Park lighting

·         Barrier maintenance

·         Resurfacing works

·         Additional signage

·         Lining works

·         Creation of additional staff parking spaces

·         Parking Charge Notice (PCN) enforcement

·         Administration of staff parking charges via payroll

 

4.       What public transport links are there within the area for your
staff to access.

This information is available on our public website, linked below:

[1]https://www.esneft.nhs.uk/your-visit/get...

 

5.       I would also like to know if you offer staff a recruitment and
retention bonus and at what grades / level does this relate too?

The Trust does not currently offer recruitment and retention bonuses to
staff.  The Trust has offered recruitment and retention bonuses in the
past, but based on individual positions, not on a grades / level basis.

 

This response is on behalf of Ipswich Hospital

 

1.       Please confirm the staff car park charges, that is per day or
however you charge.

Ipswich Hospital offers staff a monthly permit at £28/month, or staff can
also pay daily at a rate of £1.70/day

 

2.       Please also advise if the charges are the same for all staff or
is it broken down into a sliding scale based on staff salary/band?

The charges are the same for all staff regardless of banding.

 

3.       Is the carpark owned and run by your trust? How much income was
generated by these charges for the last financial year 17/18. Was this
money put back into the hospital.

Yes, the car park is owned by the Trust and run by our hotel services
contractor, OCS.

The Trust generated £535,172 from staff parking charges in 2017/18. This
income goes back into hospital funds.

 

4.       What public transport links are there within the area for your
staff to access.

This information is available on our public website, linked below:

[2]https://www.esneft.nhs.uk/your-visit/get...

 

5.       I would also like to know if you offer staff a recruitment and
retention bonus and at what grades / level does this relate too?

The Trust does not currently offer recruitment and retention bonuses to
staff.  The Trust has offered recruitment and retention bonuses in the
past, but based on individual positions, not on a grades / level basis.

 

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Amy Witham

Information Governance Administrative Assistant

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Based at: Ipswich Hospital

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