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ANPR now live at John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals

02/08/2021

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is now in place at the John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals.

The ANPR system means a camera photographs all vehicles entering and leaving the car park. The camera is linked to the on-site pay machines and a payment website.

Some of the main benefits of ANPR include:

  • card payment for parking
  • better vehicle movement across our sites
  • quicker entrance and exit to our car parks
  • better management of how people use our car parks.

The installation of ANPR is part of over £1m of improvement works on the Trust's visitor car parks, including:

  • creating a dedicated cark park with blue badge spaces at the Churchill
  • making separate access to the disabled car parking spaces at the John Radcliffe
  • new card payment machines at the Horton General Hospital
  • re-surfacing and lining in most car parks.

ANPR will not impact current exceptions or concessions for visitors and Blue Badge users, and the price of parking for other users remains the same.

Sam Foster, Chief Nursing Officer at Oxford University Hospitals, said: "We recognise that car parking and traffic flow are a major source of frustration for our patients, visitors, and staff, and that it can impact negatively on patients' experience of visiting our hospitals.

"Installing ANPR is an important step towards improving the experience of visiting our hospitals for both patients and their loved ones."