We’re delighted to announce that our new decked car park at Grimsby is open for use from today.
Situated outside the main entrance to the building, the two-floor structure will give us 246 new public car parking spaces – 125 on the ground floor and 121 on the upper floor.
The ground floor is open today (Tuesday, 22 February) and both floors will be open from tomorrow morning.
There is provision for disabled parking, lift access to the upper floor and four electric vehicle charging points on the ground floor.
There will also be two pay stations situated on the ground floor of the car park, in addition to the two already available in the main entrance of the hospital building.
Director of Estates and Facilities and programme director Jug Johal said: “It’s going to be a big year for us here at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and the opening of our new car park is just the start. I’m really excited about what’s still to come.
“Work on our new Emergency Department is also reaching the final stages and we hope to have it finished and open to the public by late spring.
“If you’ve been to the site recently, you will have seen just how big the new building is.
“It’s 2,255m² – our existing emergency department is approximately 1,200m² – in order to give us the space and facilities we need to reduce waiting times and get you the treatment you need.”
Increased car park
And it’s not just the Emergency Department that’s grown.
Now Grimsby decked car park is open – along with the additional staff parking areas which were completed last year – we have increased the number of parking spaces available on our site by 33.
Mr Johal added: “We know how important it is to you to be able to park nearby if you’re coming in for treatment or to visit someone – especially if you have mobility issues.
“We’ve worked hard to look at how we can make best use of the space available to us to provide parking facilities that meet that need, without compromising on the quality of care we provide.”
We are also continuing to offer 38 FREE parking spaces a short walk or bus ride away, on the former Scartho Baths site off Scartho Road.
Sustainability and improving our local environment was also a key factor in the design and construction of the new facilities.
Mr Johal said: “It’s also very important to us that we play our part in creating a more sustainable future, reducing our overall carbon footprint and creating a more healthy environment for our staff and communities.
“As part of this, we’re in the process of installing four electric vehicle charging points on the ground floor, which are in addition to those we already have in place for our fleet of Trust pool cars.
“And, across the wider Trust, we have made a significant investment in reducing our environmental impact, from every day measures such as upping our recycling and cutting down on our use of paper, to large scale projects such as our planned geothermal heating system at Scunthorpe and the removal of our old coal fired boilers in Goole.”
You can find out more about these works – and all the latest on our improvement works across the Trust – by visiting our Building Our Future pages.