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We are committed to reducing emissions and discouraging non-essential car journeys, including for commuting. Public transport should be used where possible. You can find useful information for planning journeys by public transport on our Transport for London page .

If you must drive there are two types of parking permit options available to some NHS staff:

  • Essential Health Permits – issued to those delivering hands-on care in the community, to park for four hours per location. Please contact your directorate administrator to find out if you are eligible to apply.

  •  Hospital Health Permits – issued by the hospital, these are on-street parking permits for those who are eligible and cannot use public transport due to their home location and shift pattern. The number of permits is restricted and there is a waiting list of eligible staff. For eligibility information and to join the waiting list, please contact the parking and security team at University Hospital Lewisham.

If you are a University Hospital Lewisham employee, you can talk to your administrator or Human Resources representative about the parking options available.

From 1 June 2021, there are no other Council permit types available for health workers. If you are not eligible for either of the above permits, there is a pay and display carpark in Holbeach.

Hospital health permit applicant FAQ

How can I apply?
  1. If you have received the Hospital Permit email link from Gay Outhwaite, you may apply.
  2. If you have obtained permits or vouchers using this system before, please log in.
  3. If you have not previously used the system, please create an account.
  4. Once you have logged in to the system, click the Hospital Health Permit Link again.
  5. Select/ Input your address.
  6. Select the CPZ i.e., L, E, Holbeach.
  7. Select/ Input your vehicle.
  8. Upload Hospital Health Evidence.
  9. Select your permit start date.
  10. Enter your NHS email address.
  11. Submit application.
  12. If you are a permanent member of staff this is paid for by the NHS - no pre-payment required on application. If you are agency staff and are required to pay for your own permit, please select this at the time of application.
  13. Once your directorate has approved your application you will receive an email. Please click the link to activate your permit. If you are agency staff and required to pay for your own permit, please click the link and pay for your permit.
Where can I park with this permit?
  • The hospital health permit holders can park in bays where the sign states “permit holders only”.
  • They are not allowed to park in bays where the sign says Residents permit holder only or bays where it states Pay and display only.
  • In Rushey Green West Zone E, staff with a hospital health permit are not permitted to park in the shared use bays in Albacore Crescent and Bladgon Road, these are bays nearest to Rushey Green. There are permit holder bays Doggett Road and Albacore Crescent, Doggett Road end.
  • In Rushey Green East Zone L, staff with a hospital health permit can park in shared use and permit holders only bays, these bays are mainly on the park side, bottom end of Lewisham Park and in Fordyce Road.
  • Holbeach Road Car Park – Hospital health permits can park on the 1st and 2nd Floor, they are not allowed on the ground floor.

Please park in Holbeach as a priority. If Holbeach is not used, we will have to re-issue permit holders with zone-specific HHP.

Essential health permit applicant FAQ

How can I apply?
  1. You will be emailed the Essential Health Permit Link by your directorate administrator.
  2. If you have obtained permits or vouchers using this system before, please log in.
  3. If you have not previously used the system, please create an account.
  4. Once you have logged in to the system, click the Essential Health Permit Link again.
  5. Select/ Input your address.
  6. Select/ Input your vehicle.
  7. Upload Essential Health Evidence.
  8. Select your permit start date.
  9. Enter your NHS email address and select the relevant approver as an error will mean re-applying.
  10. Submit application.
  11. If you are a permanent member of staff this is paid for at the time of application by the NHS - no pre-payment required on application. If you are agency staff and are required to pay for your own permit, please select this at the time of application.
  12. Once your directorate has approved your application you will receive an email. Please click the link to activate your permit. If you are agency staff and required to pay for your own permit, please click the link and pay for your permit.
Where can I park with this permit?
  • Resident Bays
  • Pay and Display Bays
  • Shared use bays
How long can I park for with this permit?
  • You can park for up to 4 hours per location. Overstaying will result in a PCN.