Media Release

Work under way to create extra car parking bays at QEH

Work is under way to create 117 extra car parking bays at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site.

The move is in response to feedback from visitors, patients and staff who can sometimes experience difficulty in finding a parking space, particularly during peak times in midweek.

The work to create three extra areas for parking began this week and is expected to take eight weeks to complete. During this period the number of car parking bays is reduced so members of the public arriving for appointments are asked to bear this in mind and allow plenty of time.

Jon Green, chief executive of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We recognise the difficulty and frustration facing patients, visitors and staff on the occasions of extreme demand for car parking bays.

“That can sometimes lead to issues for the efficient running of the hospital, with people who have spent a long time looking for a parking space arriving late for an appointment.

“So we are investing in creating further car parking areas. Once the work is complete there will be 117 extra bays which we hope will considerably ease the situation.

“However, we do urge people to always consider, where possible, not coming to the site with a car. Whilst acknowledging that public transport is not a viable option for many, we are keen to point out that there are more than 100 visits each weekday to the on-site stop by bus services.”

The car park work is expected to cost about £650,000.

ENDS

Photo caption: Work under way on the first of three new car parking areas.

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