Work starts on hospital road and parking project

Craigavon Area Hospital. INLM2911-129gc
Craigavon Area Hospital. INLM2911-129gc

WORK has started on a 12-week project to reduce traffic congestion and create 60 new parking spaces on the Craigavon Area Hospital site.

The Southern Health Trust say driving and parking at the hospital will become easier after the work is complete.

The key changes include: changing the main exit road between Car park 1 and 2 from a one-way to a two-way system, construction of two new roundabouts and a new 60 place pay car park at the side of Ambulance Control Centre.

Debbie Burns, Southern Trust Interim Director of Acute Services welcomed this project, saying, “These changes will help to ease congestion, improve traffic flow and the car parking experience for patients, visitors and staff. A traffic management plan will be put in place to minimise traffic disruption and there will be signage on site to direct patients and visitors.”

Mrs Burns warned the public to expect some inconvenience during the period of the work.

“We apologise for any inconvenience during this time but ask for co-operation and support from the public whilst we make these improvements to your hospital.

“We recommend that people allow plenty of time when attending the hospital or as an alternative option use the bus, or get dropped off and collected. People are also reminded that only cars displaying ‘blue badges’ are permitted to park in designated spaces and to park within white lines to ensure that all spaces can be used.”