APCOA makes parking free for NHS staff at some locations

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APCOA is pleased to offer NHS staff free parking at the following car parks across the UK, in support of their efforts in these difficult times

  • Grand Arcade, Wigan
  • King William, Hull
  • Broad Street, Halifax
  • Kingsgate, Dunfermline
  • Bryanston St, London
  • St Catherine’s, Carmarthen
  • Wrottesley St, Chinatown, Birmingham
  • Priory Centre, Dartford

Staff will just have to show their NHS pass to be provided with free parking.  This offer takes place with immediate effect and will be valid for parking until the end of April, when we’ll review the situation again.

Why hasn’t APCOA made parking free for NHS staff at all car parks it operates?

APCOA directly leases and operates only a few car parks in the UK; these are the ones where we can directly control pricing and enforcement policy, such as those above.  For the majority of APCOA car parks, we are operating on behalf of a client (including NHS Trusts and Local Authorities).  The client sets the parking policy and APCOA enforces it; we do not receive the direct revenue or have the authority to change the client’s policy.  However, we are currently in discussions with many clients who have car parks close to NHS facilities to lobby for the rules to be relaxed for NHS staff during this crisis period.

As a result, we can already announce that London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust will be providing free parking with immediate effect for ALL users at Northwick Park, Central Middlesex and Ealing hospitals.  We hope and believe that more clients will quickly follow this example, and we will provide updates on our website (www.apcoa.co.uk) as the situation changes.

APCOA has also offered free use of our leased car parking facilities to the Government’s COVID Support Group for any purposes that might be useful to them.

Press Contact:  Please contact our press team with any queries at ukpress[at]apcoa.com or call us on +44 (0)7818 034484

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