The new multi-storey car park at Altnagelvin opened yesterday.
The project is part of the Western Trust’s North Wing development plans for the Hospital, which will deliver six new inpatient ward areas.
The site for the new North Wing is currently a car park located close to the Tower Block of the Hospital and the new multi-storey facility, which cost £4.4 million to build, will replace parking spaces lost due to the North Wing development.
Western Trust Chief Executive Elaine Way said: “The Western Trust is delighted that the new multi-storey car park is now open.
“It will bring real benefits to Altnagelvin Hospital and our patients, not only in terms of improving visitor parking on site, but also because it enables work to commence in the coming months on a major upgrade of accommodation for all of the services currently located in the 50 year old Tower Block.”
All car parking spaces in the new multi storey are charged for at the current on site rate of 70p per hour. Regional guidelines provide for certain patients, and in some case their next of kin, to be exempt from car park charges and they will continue to receive free parking.
The Western Trust also offers concessionary parking rates in situations where the duration and or the frequency of visits could lead to significant charges.
Free car parking will be available to anyone who meets these eligibility criteria. Details on whether you are eligible and how to claim back the charges can be found on the Trust’s website www.westerntrust.hscni.net or by contacting the main hospital reception on (028) 7134 5171.