New car parking arrangements will come into operation at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary next week.

All the hospital car parks and the Acre Mills car park will be operated via Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology from Monday December 18.

There are no changes to the cost of parking or the charging periods but how you pay will change.

The barriers will be removed and drivers will no longer need a paper ticket. Number plates will be automatically recorded by the cameras on arrival.

When it’s time to leave you’ll need to enter your vehicle registration number into the pay machine and pay by cash or card.

A spokesman for the Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our current pay machines are old and prone to break.

“The brand-new machines will give a much better experience to support easier access. It will be easier to see what you need to pay on larger screens with touch technology.

“The new ANPR system should also speed up your entrance and exit from our car parks. Our barriers will be removed, and you will no longer need to take a paper ticket.

“Your number plate will be registered by the system when you arrive. This means you’ll need to enter your car’s registration number into the pay machine before you leave the car park.”

If you are exempt from paying for parking, you should go to the front desk in the main entrance and staff will validate the stay.

There are no changes planned for car parks at the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax at this time.