More parking identified for Cork hospital staff

More parking identified for Cork hospital staff
Picture Denis Minihane

Management at Cork University Hospital have sourced more than 220 additional free parking spaces to facilitate staff working during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Yesterday, the HSE directed hospitals and healthcare facilities to immediately suspend parking charges for staff for the duration of the Covid-19 national public health emergency.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said: “I have been overwhelmed by the dedication, support, and professionalism of all our staff in helping to contain the Covid-19 outbreak to date.

“As we face in to a very difficult period, it is only right that we make every effort to ensure that staff are supported in their work.”

A spokesperson for Cork University Hospital said in a statement that the hospital does not charge staff for parking.

“An additional 135 free parking spaces have been identified for staff over the past week, with a further 88 spaces identified for staff today,” the spokesperson yesterday said.

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