The Best Parking System Benefits For Hospital
- Provide parking for your employees, patients and visitors
- Improve employee satisfaction by optimizing parking lot
- Increase traffic flow by automating parking options
- Improve parking management with real-time data
- Increase revenue by monetizing parking spaces
8 Hospital Parking Problems and Solutions
- Traffic flow optimization
- Unobstructed driveway for emergency vehicles
- Dedicated spots for hospital employees
- Dedicated spots for delivery vehicles
- Unauthorized access
- Parking management for visitors
- Drop-off location
- Unauthorized parking in parking spaces dedicated to people with disabilities
Traffic flow optimization
Hospitals are high-traffic facilities and crowds occur on a daily basis. It is common that more vehicles are looking for a parking spot than there are available spots. Vehicles entering the hospital when parking is already scarce, cause chaos. To prevent circling the parking lot, having real-time information regarding available parking spots is critical. A display that shows occupancy in real-time would prevent clogging at entrances and exits. Also, large hospital complexes with multiple entrances and parking lots could use it to help patients navigate around. A well-managed parking system would completely optimize the traffic flow.
Parklio™ Detect is a software solution keeping track of parking occupancy in real-time using AI detection cameras. Combined with Parklio™ Display, these real-time updates will be shown to the visitors at the parking lot entrance. Traffic will be distributed evenly and there won’t be traffic congestion.
Unobstructed driveway for emergency vehicles
Every day, emergency vehicles have to deal with cars parked in driveways. Due to a lack of parking spaces, patients frequently struggle to find a parking spot. They become frustrated and in hurry for appointments, they park in the driveway, obstructing medical vehicles. When there is a medical emergency, a clear driveway is critical for a fast and efficient response. Besides driveways, entrances to the emergency rooms should always be accessible so patients could receive urgent assistance as quickly as possible. To secure clear driveways, it is essential to physically protect them with a gate that only medical personnel could open.
Dedicated spots for hospital employees
Hospital staff frequently struggle to obtain available parking space, particularly during morning hours when patients have scheduled appointments. In situations when parking is cramped, hospital personnel are prone to being late, which can result in serious consequences. Apart from being late, being concerned about finding a parking spot causes unnecessary stress. A dedicated parking area for hospital employees would alleviate the problem and greatly reduce stressful circumstances.
Parklio™ Smart parking protection will ensure available spots to employees. Hospital staff will easily control the products with digital keys on their mobile devices and park in protected parking spaces.
Dedicated spots for delivery vehicles
Hospitals are high-traffic areas where delivery vehicles encounter parking problems. Unloading goods usually happens around hospital entrances causing overcrowding. When there is no dedicated place for delivery cars, parking issues develop regularly. Excessive waiting time, long lines and parking in unauthorized areas are just a part of the problem. A dedicated and protected delivery parking spot would alleviate the struggle and substantially minimize traffic congestion caused by delivery trucks.
With a digital key on their mobile devices, delivery vehicle drivers will be able to lower the barrier and park in dedicated parking spaces.
Unauthorized vehicles can easily take advantage of hospital parking areas and park at unsecured and non-monitored parking lots. Unauthorized parking happens regularly when hospitals are located near tourist attractions, city centers and business parks. Since hospital parking spots are fairly restricted and crowded, it is necessary to have a parking system that would help control the access. After the appointment or a visit, patients and visitors would get a QR code that would scan at the exit.
Parking violation by non-visitors has come to an end with smart protection and Parklio™ QR. To be able to park, hospital visitors will get a confirmation from the hospital personnel with a QR code on it and scan it at the parking exit.
Parking management for visitors
Hospital parking is used by hospital staff and patients on a daily basis but there are also hospital visitors. It is important to control and regulate parking lots so visitors could have access during visiting hours. Parking regulation has to be able to differentiate visitors from people who are only abusing hospital parking spaces. The system would allow free parking for visitors during visiting hours. After that time, they would have to pay a parking fee in order to leave the parking lot.
Parklio™ Gate and Parklio™ Terminal make the best solution for automatizing entry and exit points in hospital parking lots.
Patients are aware that hospitals are high-traffic areas that experience daily traffic congestion. When patients don't want to worry about finding a parking spot, they ask someone to drive them to their appointment. Taxi drivers or private individuals frequently park at the hospital's entrance. As a result, long lines obstruct emergency vehicles and other medical personnel. A drop-off point where people can stop for a few minutes would solve the problem. In order to maintain optimal flow, it is critical to avoid overstaying in designated places. A monitoring system should detect and regulate the time that cars are allowed to stay.
With Parklio™ Detect it will be easy to monitor parking spots and detect parking violations. It offers simple implementation using existing cameras with minimal infrastructure requirements.
Unauthorized parking in parking spaces dedicated to people with disabilities
It is against the law to park in disabled parking spaces unless you have a valid permit. Even if only for a few minutes, stopping the car in specified areas is also forbidden. When coming to the hospital, people with disabilities shouldn’t be worried about finding a parking spot. Identifying people with disabilities would be the first step in solving unauthorized parking. It implies using an existing database or developing a new one with information on their license plate numbers. A camera would capture the image of the vehicle and recognize the license plate number, allowing automatic entry into any physically protected parking lot.
Parklio™ ANPR is a highly reliable and accurate system capable of reading vehicle license plates without human interaction. Along with Parklio™ protection, it makes the perfect solution to protect parking protection from parking violations.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hospital Parking Issues
Parking management has never been easier or more efficient thanks to smart parking technologies. Due to automatic parking protection and advanced parking management system, hospitals will always have real-time data on occupancy. As a result, parking lots and garages at hospitals will be optimized to the maximum extent possible.
There are general guidelines you could follow to make various parking facilities more efficient. For patients who are staying in, it should be one parking spot per five hospital beds. For their visitors, the number of parking spaces goes up to one space per bed, but it also highly depends on hospital visiting policies. The maximum number of employees would be up to one parking space per employee working the day shift.
Most hospital patients and visitors arrive by car because their ability to use public transportation or walk has been compromised by illness. As a result, employees frequently have a restricted number of parking places. Since they are frequent commuters, they should be encouraged to take public transportation or carpool with coworkers. Also, hospitals could arrange employee shuttles.