PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, has announced that staff and visitors to The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s hospitals, Hillingdon and Mount Vernon, are now able to use PayByPhone’s cashless parking services to pay for their parking. PayByPhone launched this March following the Trust’s decision to enhance the traditional Pay and Display machines with a more convenient and flexible payment system.
Steve Wedgwood, Assistant Director of Facilities for the NHS Trust, says, “We are very pleased to be working with PayByPhone to introduce more flexibility into the way that our car park users, which include visitors and staff, can pay for their parking. Rather than having to rely on paying by cash or card, PayByPhone allows our users to process their parking payments on their mobile devices and even extend their parking if needed without having to return to the car park payment machines. This new development follows the Trust’s recent significant investment in new Automatic Number Plate Recognition car park systems to improve parking for visitors and staff.”
PayByPhone currently operates in more than 30 hospitals nationwide and processes over 60,000 transactions per month. Mat Birch, Head of Business Development for PayByPhone UK, says: “More and more hospitals across the country are choosing to upgrade their parking payment methods in order to make paying for parking easier for their visitors and removing one small layer of worry from what is often an already stressful time. Coupled with the ability to allow users to extend their parking session from anywhere, visitors have one less thing on their mind should an appointment or visit take longer than expected.”
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is also making use of PayByPhone’s Eligibility-based parking feature, which enables them to charge different rates to selected drivers, such as staff, based on their number plates, which are tagged by type on the back-end system to identify the reason for the special rate.
PayByPhone solutions are used successfully at hospitals of all sizes. In addition to an improved visitor experience, hospitals also benefit from a reduction in the time spent maintaining pay and display machines, reduced cash collection and lower risk of theft.
Birch concludes: “Our figures show that there is substantial demand for this type of solution at hospitals and we are delighted to help them implement these improvements to their visitor experience.”
For more information about PayByPhone, please visit paybyphone.co.uk.
PayByPhone can be used immediately by downloading the app or by visiting the website.
PayByPhone, a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than £242 million in payments annually. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. Registration is quick and easy, and the app reminds the user when their parking is about to expire, allowing them to top up from anywhere, at any time.