20 January 2017 – Car parking works at Airedale Hospital
Work has begun on the installation of a new barrier-controlled car park system at Airedale Hospital this month.
The car park works, which are taking place between January and the end of March, have been planned as a result of patient and visitor feedback. The changes include a clear separation of staff and visitor parking, barrier controls and a pay on exit scheme, and are designed to make parking easier and charges fairer, particularly for people who only visit the hospital for a short time.
The Trust also plans to make all the spaces outside Outpatients disabled parking to make it easier for visitors and patients with blue badges to find accessible spaces, and is working with Transdev to look at increasing the frequency of buses to the hospital site.
David Moss, assistant director of estates and facilities at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We know that parking is a perennial issue, and we hope that these planned works will improve parking for our patients, visitors and staff.
“We are hoping to keep disruption to a minimum whilst this work is being carried out and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience to both visitors and staff. We also recommend that anyone visiting the hospital allows plenty of time to park and, if possible, comes to the site via public transport.”
More information about the planned works is available on the Trust’s website at www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk/contact-us/parking/.