FINANCE: The trust has agreed to introduce parking charges for disabled and concession users.

Currently 40 per cent of parking at the hospital is free of charge (used by disabled and concession drivers).

Without changing the charging structure there will be a £280,659 deficit on parking charges in 2011-12.

The deficit can be mitigated by the part year effect of the increase in staff parking permits and by introducing the fees for disabled and concession users from November 2011. This would leave the trust facing an adverse impact of £91,591.