The much anticipated new patient/ visitor and staff car park at Millom Hospital is now open for use.
The new car park offers an additional 17 spaces along with dedicated disabled parking at the front of the hospital. Parking is free of charge to those using the hospital site.
Alison Redshaw, Practice Manager at Waterloo House Surgery said:
“We are all extremely pleased that the new car park is now open and being used. We believe this will benefit the site greatly and make a positive difference for our patients and staff.” tweet
Karen Kyle, Assistant Director (Strategy & Contracting) at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust said:
“The new car park is a long awaited improvement to provide greater access for our patients, carers, staff and visitors to the Millom community hospital. We welcome this positive contribution to support the future developments of health services in our local community for our residents.” tweet
A marked pedestrian way also ensures the safety of those walking through the car park. Additionally, lighting will be provided during dark hours.
Ornamental trees have been planted to offer roosting and habitat for the bird life displaced from the old building and workers have attempted to retain original architectural features in the walls and railings around the car park.
Karen Jackson-Smith a member of Millom Health Action Group said:
“We are delighted that the new car park has now opened and see it as a very positive step forward in the development of health care facilities in Millom. We hope that people will respect it’s intended use as parking for the GP Surgery and hospital only and not misuse it as parking while at work or while out shopping.” tweet
Pauline Preston from Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust said:
“As both a staff member and local resident it’s great to see that the new car park at the front of the hospital is now open and in use. We especially wish to thank all the local residents of Lapstone Road and Newton Street for their patience throughout the works period.” tweet
The Trust would like to reiterate their thanks and appreciation to all Millom residents for their patience and continuous support whilst the carpark was being developed.