Grimsby hospital issues plea to motorists

Grimsby hospital issues plea to motorists

Grimsby hospital issues plea to motorists

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has issued a plea to patients and visitors amid ongoing works and car park closures.

The main car park at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby is currently shut due to redevelopment work.

The closure will allow the construction of a new Accident and Emergency department to take place. 147 temporary spaces have been provided for visitors in the meanwhile.

But, the availability of parking spaces is now very limited, and motorists have reported long queues entering and exiting the site.

Speaking via social media, a spokesperson for the trust said:
“Can you help us make sure parking is always available for those who really need it?
“While we’re building our fantastic new Emergency Departments in Grimsby and Scunthorpe, there are fewer parking spaces available.
“We’re doing all we can to keep as much parking open as possible, reopening areas as soon as we can. But you can also help.”
The hospital is now encouraging people to consider alternative forms of transport.
“We know this isn’t an option for everyone but if you can leave the car behind and take a bus, taxi or get a family member to drop you off, that will really help,” the trust continued.
“We know it’s not ideal but we hope you agree it will be worth it in the end – and that you’ll join us in helping to ensure priority is given to those who need it most.
“After all, the last thing you want to be worrying about when you’re rushing a loved one to hospital is whether you’ll be able to park.”
Buses are still entering the site at the usual times, but the bus shelters have been relocated next to the clock tower.
A new drop off area has also been created next to the nursery building to the left of the Scartho Road entrance.
The latest information can be found via the trust’s website.

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