NHS Tayside’s new management team has been asked for fresh ideas to solve the parking crisis at Ninewells Hospital.
The Dundee hospital is one of only three in Scotland that still charges for parking.
The fees, coupled with “extortionate” parking fines, have been blamed for surrounding residential areas being used as “overflow car parks”, leading to complaints from residents.
North East region MSP Bill Bowman has now called on the health authority’s new chairman John Brown and acting chief executive Malcolm Wright to find solutions to the parking problem.
A spokeswoman for NHS Tayside said: “We are aware that car parking at Ninewells Hospital can sometimes experience pressure at peak times.
“However, the site is particularly well served by public transport and we encourage staff and visitors to consider alternative travel options such as car sharing, cycling, walking or public transport, wherever possible.”