I’ve ben asked to share this letter from Lorraine Cowan, Brian Robb, Andrew Milne, Philp Galbraith, Councillor John McMillan and Thomas Miller. Here goes…
FAO: ALL Grey Fleet & Pool Car Drivers
FAO: ALL Staff who do not use private vehicles for Domiciliary
As you are aware our new hospital has now opened
and over the next few months construction work including demolishing the last remaining buildings will
continue to allow the groundwork to progress creating additional parking and
The following describes the efforts being made to
manage the limited car parking in order to maximise opportunities for patients,
visitors and those staff that require to park onsite.
Within the North Car Park there will be approx 150
parking spaces inclusive of Disabled parking. These spaces will be for use only
by patients, visitors and some staff.
North Parking Bays – Staff Parking – 22 spaces, nearest
to Alderston Road
Central Parking Bays – Staff Parking – 65 spaces
South Parking Bays– Patient & Visitor Only Parking – 63 spaces
Disabled Parking – Area outside ELCH Entrance
Drop off area directly at the front of the Hospital
entrance is not a parking area and must remain free at all times to
allow uninterrupted operational use.
Please note that it is not be acceptable to park in the Visitor Parking area if any of the
designated Staff areas identified above are full. You would in this instance, require to park
off site appropriately and while doing so please ensure the following notes are
- Drivers should be aware that you
cannot park or wait on double yellow lines at any time.
- You must not wait or park on
single yellow lines at the times stated on corresponding signs.
- Unless you are entitled to, you
must not park in disabled parking spaces or resident parking spaces.
- You must also not park, within 10
metres of a junction, over a dropped kerb and in front of an entrance to a
is very important that we respect our residential neighbours and remember, do not park in residential parking bays and ensure you
park in a manner that will not obstruct footways, driveways or junctions.
Parking of All Grey Fleet and
With immediate effect and only during the final
construction stages at ELCH, all pool cars and grey fleet vehicles must be
parked at the Herdmanflat Hospital site.
This car park is monitored by security and is being retained
specifically to relieve pressure of parking at the ELCH.
This has been agreed with the executive management team and partnership
The site management
team understand the frustrations surrounding this matter and they continue to
engage with the local community.
Construction and NHS Lothian teams have been in communication with local
residents, East Lothian Council & Police Scotland and have made assurances
that we will continue to monitor parking and will continue this until it is no
NHS Lothian regret
any inconvenience caused to local residents and staff and would like to thank
them for their on-going patience during this time.,
The new Community
Hospital is a significant investment in East Lothian’s healthcare provision and
we appreciate the continued support of the local community during this further