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New temporary car park at Cumberland Infirmary to open by end of month

Posted on Thursday 12th May 2016
Work starts on Car park at CIC

Work has started on building a new temporary car park in the grounds of the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

The new car park will be next to Reiver House in the hospital grounds and will house 100 staff parking spaces which will in turn ease congestion in the main car parks. Building work is due to be completed in the next 2-3 weeks.  

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.

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. The new spaces for staff will free up other areas of the car park for patient and visitors to use.

The Trust would also like to remind everyone who parks at the hospital that parking on double red lines is strictly prohibited. Double red lines are used to mark access routes for emergency vehicles and should be kept clear at all times.

Plans are also being finalised for a new permanent car park which will provide around 350 additional spaces and will be located by the helipad in the hospital grounds. Work should start in late summer and it is anticipated it will be completed by the end of the year.