We’re delighted to announce that our new decked car park at Scunthorpe General Hospital is open for use from today (Monday, 27 September).
The two-floor car park will give us 91 public car parking spaces and is located outside the renal unit on Church Lane. It’s accessed from the Cliff Gardens entrance to the grounds by following the one way system.
Public parking is on the ground floor of the facility, which also has provision for disabled parking.
And soon we will also be adding four electric vehicle charging points to the ground floor.
The upper floor – which has another 58 spaces – will be for staff permit holders.
Director of Estates and Facilities, Jug Johal said: “The opening of this car park is a landmark point in the work to build bespoke new facilities and improve on the existing facilities at Scunthorpe.
“Having this in place means that we won’t lose any parking provision on the site as a result of building our new Emergency Department .
“This is something that was really important to us, as we know how important it 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.”
Improving our environment
Sustainability and improving our local environment was also a key factor in the design and construction of the car park.
Mr Johal added: “We’re not just here to treat you when you’re ill. We also want to contribute to providing a more healthy environment for our staff and surrounding community.
“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.
“However, it went further than this, down to little details which may seem small but can make a real long-term difference.
“For example, when considering which species of plants to use in the landscaping around the car park we selected those which are recommended for boosting the population of pollinating insects.”
We are also reaching an exciting phase in the building of our new Emergency Department.
“We’re not just here to treat you when you’re ill. We also want to contribute to providing a more healthy environment.”
Jug Johal, Director of Estates and Facilities
Many of the preparations works are now in the final stages and it won’t be much longer now before construction work can get underway.
One of the last things we need to do is to install new power cables for the unit on the Cliff Gardens side of the site.
This means we will have to temporarily close off a small number of car parking spaces in the car park outside A&E but this will be done in phases to minimise the impact on you.
Find out more about the works we’re doing at Scunthorpe – and our other hospitals in Grimsby and Goole – including how we’re preserving our heritage.