Hospital Mobility First for VINCI Park

Disabled car park users at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee can now benefit from a new Hospital Mobility scheme, provided free-of-charge by VINCI Park.
A fleet of 10 scooters and 10 wheelchairs are now available to enhance access to the hospital for visitors with mobility issues. In keeping with VINCI Parks emphasis on customer service, the project includes a state-of-the-art parking office: customer service area, Hospital Mobility counter, alarm and CCTV equipment and an IT system for online booking.

This is the most recent development in a series of changes that have been introduced as a result of an independently chaired working party, responsible for reviewing car parking at the hospital, where VINCI Park has managed the contract since 2003.

The decision was made in October 2006 by NHS Tayside and VINCI Park to introduce charging for disabled parkers. This initiative had the desired result of deterring those who were abusing the disabled parking spaces, which had until then been free of charge. It had been agreed at the outset that any additional income generated should be re-invested for patient benefit.

The first initiative was to introduce 2,800 free parking permits per month for the use of outpatients required to make frequent visits for long-term treatment and for relatives on compassionate grounds. The subsequent surplus was then used to fund the Hospital Mobility service.

The not-for-profit initiative, developed as part of an ongoing partnership with NHS Tayside, is a first for a UK parking company. VINCI Park has taken a proven value-added service and adapted it to meet the needs of the hospital environment.
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