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Work begins on new car park at Cumberland Infirmary

Posted on Friday 11th November 2016
Work begins on new car park at Cumberland Infirmary

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

The new car park will be located behind the main hospital building, near the helipad, and will house around 260 staff parking spaces, which will in turn ease congestion in the main car parks for patients and visitors. Building work is due to be completed in the early 2017.

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.

Once the new car park is completed, work will begin to install pay on exit barriers on all car parks around the hospital. These will be more convenient for patients and visitors who use the Cumberland Infirmary.

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. Once the new car park is opened other car parks used by both staff and patients will be made patient and visitor only car parks.

Stephen Eames, chief executive at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We absolutely recognise that parking has historically been a problem at the Cumberland Infirmary with cars parked on double red lines, blocking access for emergency services. I am very pleased to say that since the introduction of parking control measures the situation has drastically improved and we are confident that the introduction of additional capacity will further improve staff, patient and visitor experience at the Cumberland Infirmary.”