Public, Community & School Transport

Hospital Parking for Volunteer Drivers in Hampshire

Newly updated for 2013

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Voluntary car schemes in the Good Neighbours Network provided over 60,000 trips to hospitals, GP and other medical appointments in 2011/12 – an invaluable service across Hampshire. This series of documents provides information relating to parking arrangements at the main hospital sites throughout the county and indicates where the Hampshire Hospital Parking Permit can be used. It also includes the hospitals that are just over the county boundary that are regularly used by Hampshire's car scheme drivers.

Each page has contact details, for both the hospital’s main reception and the department responsible for the parking arrangements, and information on the specific parking arrangements for that hospital site. In each case, one of the following symbols will be used:

Parking Symbol 1

Parking Symbol 2

Parking Symbol 3

Symbol 1 indicates that
parking is free for
everyone, however we
suggest that you display
your permit for good
practice.

Symbol 2 indicates that
parking is not free for
everyone, however
volunteers can park free
of charge using their
permit.

Symbol 3 indicates that
a parking charge
applies to everyone
including volunteer
drivers.

Important: If you notice that anything is incorrect or you experience any problems please advise the Community Transport Team (contact details below).

Whilst every effort has been made to check that the information is correct, changes may occur that we are unaware of and we would appreciate your assistance in this. We hope that this booklet will assist you in providing a much valued service and, together with the countywide Hospital Parking Permit, make it easier for you to continue helping your community.

Community Transport Team
Hampshire County Council
Capital House, Winchester, SO23 7BH
Email: communitytransport@hants.gov.uk
Telephone: 01962 846785

The Hampshire Hospital Parking Permit

Hospital Parking Permits are available to voluntary car schemes that are part of the Good Neighbours Network and those schemes which operate under contract to Hampshire County Council.

Image of a parking permit

The Good Neighbours Support Service provides information, guidance and support to Good Neighbours groups across Hampshire so that they can provide a dependable, trustworthy and sustainable service. (To join the Good Neighbours Network and for further information visit: www.goodneighbours.org.uk).

When using the permit, the general rule is:

  • If parking in pay and display or allocated bays, the parking permit should be displayed on your dashboard

  • If using car parks with barriers, the parking permit may be needed for ticket validation or reimbursement

    (Please check the relevant document for information on specific hospitals)

  • Parking permits must include the drivers name, the car scheme details and contact number otherwise they will be invalid

  • The permit should only be used for official car scheme business

  • Remember that the permit does not guarantee a parking space or have the same rights as a Blue Badge

  • Only use Disabled Bays if your passenger has a Blue Badge, or the hospital allows volunteer drivers to use them for dropping off/picking up purposes

  • You may wish to consider leaving a note on your dashboard giving the details of the clinic and time of the patient’s appointment

For more information, or to request copies of the permit, please see

www.goodneighbours.org.uk or call 02392 899671.