Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parking spaces near hospitals have significantly increased in demand; as a result, JustPark, a UK parking app has formed a nationwide appeal to help ease the burden on NHS staff travelling to work. The business has urged nearby businesses and homeowners to provide parking spaces, at no cost, for patients and staff. The app states that it will waive all fees to help patients and NHS staff park in available spaces.
A consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Dr Jonathan Behar, stated: “Due to the extra pressure that COVID-19 is putting on the NHS, we’re noticing that parking is increasingly becoming an issue – not just for our patients – but for our staff as well. Staff at the hospital are facing long shifts already while we do our best to treat patients, so we urge people who have available parking near hospitals to visit the JustPark website and list it for free.”
“JustPark, a UK parking app has formed a nationwide appeal to help ease the burden on NHS staff travelling to work.“
CEO and Founder, JustPark, Anthony Eskinazi, stated: “Healthcare staff are working round the clock to care for the public, but there are an increasing number of parking issues facing NHS workers, which is adding to the pressure they are facing at this time. Many people have unused parking spaces in key locations, so we’re appealing for them to support the efforts of our NHS by making them available as free hospital parking to those in need. While it might only be a small step, it is important to ensure the fight against the virus can continue.”