New Multi Level Car Park at St Peter's Hospital Chertsey
SCAN had been made aware of information  about the opening of the new Car park following the recent redevelopment of the old parking site. We are disappointed that only thirty six spaces have been provided for Blue Badge holders in the new development This represents just over 5% of the total number of new parking spaces of just under seven hundred.
Paragraph 5.60 of the Department Of Health's 'Health Technical Memorandum 07-03 NHS car-parking management: environment and sustainability' states that : "Although there is no statutory requirement under the Equality Act 2010 to make provision for a certain number of disabled parking bays within a car-park, local planning conditions often stipulate a required number, and this averages around 4–6% of car-park capacity. However, NHS organisations should increase this figure, as it is likely that a higher percentage of disabled users will attend an NHS site compared with other site."
the information suggests that Blue Badge holders will have a difficult time in finding suitable parking spaces even if there are other designated spaces at different locations on the hospital grounds.
Please contact SCAN if you have used the new car park and give details us of your experience - positive or negative. Either email or respond via this forum