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‘Park Mark Safer Parking Award’ for Derby Hospitals’ car parks

       4 May 2012

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the Association of Chief Police Officers’ industry Park Mark Safer Parking Award for its high standards of safety and security measures, for the tenth year running.

The accolade is only awarded to those car parksthat meet the required standards of the scheme. As part of the accreditation, local police officers inspected the car parks at the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital, examined the crime figures and scrutinised the security measures employed.

There has been no recorded crimeat Derby Hospitals and this is down to the enhanced security measures in place such as CCTV, good lighting and access, hedges kept low and regular security patrols.

Derbyshire Constabulary’s assistant chief constable Dee Collins will present the Award to Paul Brooks, head of facilities management, on Tuesday 8 April at 10am at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Paul Brooks said: ”This is the tenth consecutive year we have received this award and represents our commitment to keeping our car parks safe and ensuring that our patients, staff and visitors feel out of danger and comfortable walking to and from their cars.”

The Safer Parking Scheme is managed by the British Parking Association (BPA) on behalf of ACPO and supported by the Home Office and Scottish Executive.



For further information please contact:

Liz Smith

Communications Officer

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


01332 785778