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Planning permission submitted for new car park

Posted on Wednesday 22nd July 2015
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Planning permission has been submitted to Carlisle City Council in order to provide an additional 140 car parking spaces at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has been working with their PFI partner to improve the availability of parking provision for everyone who uses the hospital – patients, visitors and staff alike. This is in line with the plan discussed at the public Trust Board in March 2015.

The Trust fully recognises that it can be very stressful and frustrating for patients attending appointments, visitors wanting to see their loved ones and staff who are about to start their working day, if they cannot park without difficulty.

Staff have been issued with new car parking permits and the car parks have been reorganised with the car park closest to the main entrance of the hospital now being for patients and visitors only. This car park will also be fitted with ‘pay on exit’ barriers in the coming months.

The planning permission submitted last week is to provide a temporary staff car park with approximately 140 spaces next to Reiver House within the hospital grounds.