Well designed and properly maintained parking provision is vital to the success of Britain’s hospitals and healthcare facilities. The British Parking Association’s Kelvin Reynolds looks at a healthy approach to good parking practice
The Department of Health’s recently updated guidance on NHS parking principles has sparked up the debate on whether hospitals should charge for parking. Kelvin Reynolds, policy director at the British Parking Association, reports
There are many examples of inappropriate parking systems in place at hospitals which cause confusion and add to the worries of an already concerned person. But there is also evidence of hospitals that have got it right, writes the BPA’s Kelvin Reynolds
The idea of a healthcare parking benchmarking survey, to better understand current policy on how parking is managed and charged for – and how this varies between locations – was discussed at a recent BPA Healthcare Parking Special Interest Group
The health of the nation depends on the NHS, which itself depends on the parking profession to help ensure access to its facilities is fair and appropriate, properly managed and adequately funded. With this in mind, the British Parking Association (BPA) has initiated a Special Interest Group to support its work in raising parking standards – whilst always putting the customer first.