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New car parking system at Kingston Hospital and charges for blue badge holders from 22 January 2018

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is introducing a new parking system to address issues highlighted by patient and public feedback on current arrangements. The new system will be in place from 22nd January 2018, when new operator CP Plus will take over the management of Kingston Hospital’s car parks. For more information please view our leaflets below.

New Pay on Exit car parking system

Car parking changes for blue badge holders at Kingston Hospital

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ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition)

ANPR records the exact time you drive into the hospital, Park up, when finished, key in your first three digits of your Registration, the machine will identify and will inform you how long you have been on site and how much you have to pay.

The car parking system has a grace period designed to ensure that you are not unfairly charged for the time spent finding a parking space or if you are just quickly dropping off or collecting from the site. This grace period is 20 minutes. If you are entering and leaving the site within 20 minutes then no charges will be applicable, if you are on site for 1h 20 minutes you will need to pay for 1 hour etc.

The new system offers a number of payment options, allowing visitors and patients to Pay on Exit:

  • Cash i.e. coins. N.B. No change is given from the parking machines and you can only pay with coins.
  • Credit card (the credit card machine is located inside the main entrance (Bernard Meade Wing)
  • Telephone (the first time you call you will need your credit card details and your car registration).
  • Download the app – @  https://www.glideparking.com/register your details on the app. The vehicle will then be auto recognised, and will notify you of the amount to pay, pay within the 24 hrs.

The charging period for the public car parks are from 8:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week.

The current minimum fee is £2.00 (for the first hour) and £1.50 for each hour thereafter (up to five hours).

Car Parking Tariffs at Kingston Hospital

  • Up to 1 hour £2.00
  • Up to 2 hours £3.50
  • Up to 3 hours £5.00
  • Up to 4 hours £6.50
  • Up to 5 hours £8.00

There is also a daily rate of £10 available which covers you for one calendar day (ie payment made at 10am covers you for the remainder of that day)

Please click here for information about parking for disabled visitors at the hospital.

Please note that vehicles who park on site and do not make payment for the time parked on site will receive a Parking Charge Notice. The Parking Charge Notice fee is £100, reduced to £50 if paid within fourteen days. Full terms and conditions for usage of the car parks are displayed at the entrance to the public car parks.

How to use the new system:

You no longer need to know the time you have parked on site as this will be automatically recorded.  You can pay by:

  • Credit card (swipe or pin) (the credit card machine is located inside the main entrance (Bernard Meade Wing)
  • Download the app – pay by app and follow the instructions.
  • Or by coins or notes (which will give change) at one of the payment machines.

To pay on exit:

  • Visit one of the payment machines
  • Enter your registration and pay the money for the number of hours that has been calculated  for the time you have been onsite
  • You can ask for a receipt.

Blue Badge Holders

All blue badge holders will no longer need to register with the new system. All Blue Badge holders will be required to pay for their parking from the 22nd January 2018.

How to use the new system:

You no longer need to know the time you have parked on site as this will be automatically recorded.  You can pay by:

  • Credit card (swipe or pin) (the credit card machine is located inside the main entrance (Bernard Meade Wing)
  • Download the app – pay by app and follow the instructions.
  • Or by coins or notes (which will give change) at one of the payment machines.

To pay on exit:

  • Visit one of the payment machines
  • Enter your registration and pay the money for the number of hours that has been calculated  for the time you have been onsite
  • You can ask for a receipt.

In the event that A Blue Badge parking space is unavailable all blue badge holders can park in any visitor car parking space except staff parking areas.

Up until the 22nd January 2018 you will need to register your vehicle the first time you come to the Hospital at main reception with your blue badge or by calling 0208 934 2003 or emailing your vehicle registration, blue badge number and its expiry date to khft.carparking@nhs.net you will have 24 hours to register. All blue badge holders can park in any visitor car parking space except staff parking areas.

Disabled parking spaces are available in the following areas:

Physiotherapy Department (Kingston Surgical Centre)

4 bays

Maternity Unit (Rear of Building)

2 bays

Esher Wing

5 bays

Day Surgery Unit (Car Park 2)

2 bays

Bernard Meade Wing (Car Park 1)

5 bays

Pain Clinic

2 bays

Maple Unit

2 bays

A&E (Car Park 3)

2 bays

 

Cars displaying valid, current, disabled badges may also park free of charge in the hospital's pay and display car parks.

Wheelchair access

All pedestrian entrances at Kingston Hospital are suitable for wheelchairs. There are disabled toilets in key locations around the hospital, including the main reception area. There are also passenger lifts on every level.

Wheelchairs to take disabled visitors to wards are provided in the main entrances.

Accessible public transport

Kingston hospital is served by a number of bus routes.  Low-floor, wheelchair accessible buses run on all the routes serving the hospital.

From Kingston Hospital forecourt

K2 and K4

From Galsworthy Road

K3, 57, 213 and N213

From Coombe Road (A238)

K2, K3, K4, K5

From Kingston Hill (A308)

57, 85, 213, N213

For further information on bus times and fares please contact Transport for London on 020 7222 1234 or 020 7918 3015 (Text phone). Alternatively, access Transport for London's Journey planner.

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