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Audit of Car Parking Facilities at Fenland GP Surgeries & Hospitals

Here are the results of the 2013 audit work that was undertaken at Fenland GP Surgeries and Hospitals

The Fenland Transport and Access Group has now launched the results of its 2013 Access to Healthcare Parking Audit Research.  Electronic copies of the full research and a summary document are on the right hand side of this website page.

The Key findings from the audit work includes:

· The limited parking spaces at some surgeries make it difficult to find a space and park at or near the surgery or hospital. This causes people to park on street causing congestion or blocking traffic travelling along a road

· Limited facilities for cyclists and a varied ability to use public transport close to a surgery or hospital mean that people are having to travel by car which puts pressure on existing spaces

· Cycle parking facilities are is limited or non-existent at many centres. With the only covered dedicated parking being at the two hospitals

· Public transport availability is very varied and depends upon where you live and the health facility you need to access. Due to the rural nature of Fenland many journeys by public transport would be difficult.

In 2011, over 1,400 people completed questionnaires about travel to hospitals and GP surgeries. This access to healthcare work in Fenland highlighted issues about car parking amongst other matters. A decision was made to follow up the questionnaire responses and to clarify the parking issues with additional research. This new work included an audit of parking facilities at the GP Surgeries and hospitals in Fenland it covers car parking, cycle parking and public transport access.

Hard copies of the summary document are available through the Fenland @ your service shops, local libraries and GP Surgeries. The main report is also available at these venues as a reference copy.