Hospital Multi-Story Car Park Awarded Park Mark Status

Following a visit from the British Parking Association Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the nationally recognised Park Mark for safer parking, revealing that the hospital is helping to deter criminal activity, anti-social behaviour, and reduce the fear of crime in their parking facilitates
The Safer Parking Scheme is an initiative of the Association of Chief Police Officers aimed at reducing crime and the fear of crime in parking facilities. Safer parking status, Park Mark, is awarded to parking facilities that have met the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police.

To achieve the award, each car park is assessed to ensure that the facility is properly managed, maintained and has appropriate levels of surveillance, lighting, signage and cleanliness all of which contribute to reducing the opportunity for crime.

Customers who use the Park Mark accredited car parks can be confident that measures are in place to deter criminal activity and create a safer environment for both them and the vehicle.

The hospitals 7.4 million multi-story car park, which has around 1,000 spaces and provides secure parking for staff, visitors and patients, was completed in 2007.

To attain status Accredited Police staff visited the hospitals site and assessed the multi-story car park against Safer Parking Scheme criteria. This was followed by a spot check from a Safer Parking Scheme Development Manager.

Bob Heavisides, Director of Facilities at Milton Keynes Hospital, said: We are very pleased to have retained our Park Mark status. Patient and staff safety are key priorities at Milton Keynes Hospital, and this award underpins our continued focus to improve the safety of our car parks.

Work has been on-going to ensure the high standards and stringent measures have been maintained. An assessment of the car park took place last month resulting in the facility successfully meeting the required standards.

Milton Keynes Hospital provides approximately 1,700 short stay, public, disabled and staff parking spaces with pay-on-foot parking.
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