THE cost of parking for staff at Scarborough Hospital is due to rise, to bring it into line with York Hospital.

The current rate for staff parking at York is £2 a day for pay and display, 60p for up to 2.5 hours, or £1.20 for up to five hours. Staff can also pay by monthly salary deduction of £36.66.

Consultants are able to park in dedicated spaces at a cost of £45.83 a month. Costs for staff at Scarborough will be raised to those in York.

A spokesman for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “There are no planned changes to staff parking rates at York. What is under discussion is a change to staff parking fees at Scarborough, where staff currently pay a lower rate than at York.”