Parking Services

Abdul Mahmood made this Freedom of Information request to Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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Dear Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust,

I would really appreciate your responses to the following questions:

1) Which framework if any, do you purchase parking solutions from?
1a) Of you do not use a framework, how are parking solutions purchased, direct award or tender?
1b) When does your current parking solutions contract expire?
1c) if soon, will there be a renewal or new tender for parking solutions?
1d) Is MEHT planning to increase parking capacity to meet the demand, if so, when?

2) Please confirm that MEHT has signed up to the British Parking Charter for Hospital Parking.
https://www.britishparking.co.uk/write/D...

3) According to the Hospital Parking Charter "information about costs and any income associated with running car parks should be clear, straightforward and published". Therefore it is not prejudicial to your parking management firm to publish this information.
Please provide the Trusts, contract details for your parking provider, Gemini Parking Solutions, including all financials details and management payments made to them for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please also provide your revenue from patient car parking, including revenue from staff parking and revenue form Parking Charge Notices from both patients and staff.

4) As Gemini Parking Solutions boasts on their website that they increase pay and display revenue by 30% (https://www.geminiparkingsolutions.com/s...). Please describe how the increase in revenue has gone into the Maintenance and Improvement of the car park, as required by the Hospital Charter?

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Mahmood

MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Good morning

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find our response attached / beneath.

1)Which framework if any, do you purchase parking solutions from?
NHS approved supplier framework

1a) Of you do not use a framework, how are parking solutions purchased, direct award or tender?
Awarded by tender.

1b) When does your current parking solutions contract expire?
Currently an ongoing rolling agreement in place with existing supplier on a month on month basis.

1c) if soon, will there be a renewal or new tender for parking solutions?
New tender

1d) Is MEHT planning to increase parking capacity to meet the demand, if so, when?
No plans to increase parking capacity.

2) Please confirm that MEHT has signed up to the British Parking Charter for Hospital Parking.
https://www.britishparking.co.uk/write/D...
Not signed up.

3) According to the Hospital Parking Charter "information about costs and any income associated with running car parks should be clear, straightforward and published". Therefore it is not prejudicial to your parking management firm to publish this information.
Please provide the Trusts, contract details for your parking provider, Gemini Parking Solutions, including all financials details and management payments made to them for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please also provide your revenue from patient car parking, including revenue from staff parking and revenue form Parking Charge Notices from both patients and staff.
MEHT pays Gemini Parking Solutions the sum of £1,600 plus VAT monthly for its services. Gemini provides an officer on site Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm. All revenue gained from Parking Charge Notices goes to Gemini, but car parking fees go to MEHT. Appeals are also handled by Gemini, but MEHT reserves the right to request the cancellation of any issued Parking Charge Notice. There is no fee for this if the request is made within a 28 day period. Where requests are made outside of this period, a £15 admin fee applies per PCN cancelled.

PCN cancellation costs (outside of 28 day window)
2016 pcn cancellation costs = £222
2017 pcn cancellation costs = £205
2018 pcn cancellation costs = £405

Staff parking revenue
2015/16 = £347,070
2016/17 = £383,353
2017/18 = ££411,076

Patient and visitor parking revenue
2015/16 = £1,150,515
2016/17 = £1,230,384
2017/18 = £1,212,459

4) As Gemini Parking Solutions boasts on their website that they increase pay and display revenue by 30% (https://www.geminiparkingsolutions.com/s...). Please describe how the increase in revenue has gone into the Maintenance and Improvement of the car park, as required by the Hospital Charter?

Staff parking revenue has increased, but patient and visitor revenue has remained relatively stable. Line marking, introducing traffic calming measures and relocating car parks for better access have been achieved. Parking income, however, is not ring-fenced, so revenue from parking is used across the Trust and reinvested into patient care.

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Rebecca Pascoe-Youell

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