New car park opening at the hospital delayed

Layout of the new parking arrangements.

Layout of the new parking arrangements.

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Plans to open a new car parking facility at Craigavon Area Hospital have been delayed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

The new car park had been due to open on Tuesday, April 26, beside the GP Out of Hours at Craigavon Area Hospital. It is not clear at this stage when the new car park will open.

Aimed at replacing the reduced spaces in Car Park 1, the new car park will be pay on foot. About seventy spaces remain in Car Park 1, and almost half of these will be for users with disabled badges. Car Park 1 also has a new entrance and exit from the main avenue.

These changes in car parking will make way for the building of the new Paediatric Centre which is part of the overall plans to modernise hospital services for children and young people across the Southern Trust.

All planned paediatric surgery for the Southern area will be centralised in a new purpose designed centre on the sixth floor at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.

Welcoming the new development, Director of Children and Young People’s Services for the Trust, Paul Morgan said: “We are continually developing our services to meet the changing needs of our population and improving standards of care. We are delighted to have completed the first stage of our enabling works to begin the building of our new centre.

“We would like to thank patients, visitors and staff for their patience during the car parking works to date and would appreciate continued co-operation and for people to allow plenty of time for parking when visiting the site until the work is completed next year.”