APCOA and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust commence new contract
APCOA and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust have announced the commencement of a new contract for parking services and security at St Mary’s Hospital today.
The partnership is set to make parking at St Mary’s easier with upgrades and refurbishments to parking equipment, including a virtual permit system, planned for 2017. These improvements will streamline the processes on site and enhance parking experiences for visitors, staff, and patients.
The five year contract, which has the option to be extended by an additional two years, will see APCOA manage services across a total of 1,297 spaces, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The agreement marks APCOA’s re-entry into the Isle of Wight market, being the first contract in the area since 2009, when APCOA last worked with the hospital.
Bringing much-needed upgrades to the car parking arrangements
Commenting on the new contract, APCOA’s Regional Managing Director for UK & Ireland Kim Challis said:
“The Isle of Wight is a wonderful place to work, and APCOA is thrilled to be operating on the island again. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with the Trust and St Mary’s Hospital over the next five years.”
APCOA is an experienced parking and security provider across the UK, with a network of 17 sites across the healthcare sector. This means we are able to provide the Trust with a bespoke and innovative solution that fits the needs of the hospital, their patients, and visitors.”
Jon Burwell, Executive Director for Strategy and Planning for Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said:
"The partnership with APCOA will provide an excellent opportunity to bring much needed upgrades to the car parking arrangements at St. Mary’s making it safer for all patients, visitors and staff to the site. This will bring car parking up to similar standards to that found at other public sector sites with modern technology used to improve the user experience.”