Car parking charges at the privately run car park at the Royal Infirmary will be removed to help staff fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The car park is one of three PFI deals across Scotland where charges remain.

The Glasgow hospital's car park is run by private firm Apcoa and charges staff around £100 per month for a permit.

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Yesterday the Glasgow Times reported how APCOA Parking UK, said it was in discussions with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde about scrapping the charges and said this could only be done if sanctioned by the health board. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirmed talks were underway to lift the fees.

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Jeane Freeman, Health Secretary said: “We can’t have barriers to staff working in the NHS.”

She said the charges at Ninewells in Dundee, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Glasgow Royal Infirmary will be removed from Monday March 30 for the next three months.”