Work to Commence on New Multi-Storey Car Park at Foresterhill Health Campus

Stuart SmithNews

NHS Grampain has announced that work will shortly get underway on a new multi-storey car park for patients and visitors at the Foresterhill Health Campus. Funded by a generous donation from The Wood Foundation, the new facility will add around 1,000 spaces and include charging points for electronic vehicles.

This will necessitate the closure of the existing visitor car park on Monday 17th October. As planned the adjacent staff tarmac car park will be given over to the construction team and a small number of visitor spaces. Visitor parking will be significantly reduced until the expected project completion date of July 2017. Given the existing pressure on car parking on the site visitors are encouraged to use alternatives such as public transport, parking off site or arranging lifts to and from the campus.

There will be no change to patient parking allocation on the core site e.g. at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, the Rotunda entrance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. However it is expected pressure on these spaces will increase during the project. Parking at Foresterhill Health Centre is only for patients attending appointments there.

Details on how to gain information to access the site by bus, car, walking and from out with the Grampian area can be viewed on the NHS Grampian website Further information on travel options including cycling, grasshopper multi-operator bus tickets, car share etc can be viewed on the getabout website.

Anyone looking for advice on their transport options for attending appointments should contact the Transport to Healthcare Information Centre on 01224 665 568 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)