Grimsby hospital parking lot will close this month with a loss of 100 spaces

The main car park at Grimsby Hospital is due to close later this month as work on the new emergency department continues.

The car park will be closed from Monday May 17th.

Temporary parking for visitors will be available in the 147-space car park behind the crèche, and a new staff parking lot will also be opened near Second Avenue.

However, there should still be a deficit of 102 places during the construction period.

Patients and visitors are advised to leave their vehicles at home if possible and prioritize those in need of space.

Half of the main visitor car park will be dedicated to an A&E extension of Diana Hospital, Princess of Wales.

Grimsby Hospital Emergency Department Plans and Parking Lot Change

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In the long run, the remaining half will be kept and an upper deck will be added to maintain the overall count.

The hospital posted online: “If you’ve been to Grimsby Hospital recently, you will have seen that work is progressing well in our new emergency department.

“To ensure your safety and that of our staff during the next phase of construction, we will have to completely close the main car park from Monday May 17th.

“From that date you can park in the parking lot next to the crèche building (turn left when you get to the site from Scartho Road).

“A new staff parking area will be opened next to the entrance to Second Avenue.

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“We know this is not ideal, but we hope you will agree that our new emergency service is worth it in the short term.

“In the meantime, although there is less parking available, please prioritize those who really need it and leave your car at home if you can.”

The expanded emergency department will be almost twice the size of the current one and will open in 2022.

The new entrance to the hospital will also be redesigned to improve accessibility and appearance.

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Jug Johal, Director of Estates and Facilities, told Grimsby Live earlier this year: “This work will provide us with a brand new state-of-the-art A&E department for the people of Grimsby and its local communities. Given our small site in Grimsby, the program is looking to use an existing area currently used as a parking lot by expanding it using a custom modular construction method to form a multi-storey floor.

“Our planning proposal includes replenishing the parking spaces that we are losing with new parking. We also use staff parking areas during construction due to the number of back office staff working remotely.

“We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused by the construction work to our patients, visitors and staff, but in order for the Trust to use the investment granted, this work is necessary in order for us to develop the new building.

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