Parking spaces

Patients frustrated with contractors taking up parking spaces at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

THE parking situation at the Royal Worcestershire Hospital has come under fire after claims construction crews were taking up spaces.

A tweet claimed that “20 contractor vans” were parked in the parking lot after a visit.

The hospital is currently working on major county A&E department expansion projects.

When completed, the work will see the relocation of the Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s A&E department and the creation of a new ’emergency village’ on the site.

Patients and visitors have been provided with free parking at the city hospital since the peak of the covid pandemic.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the benefit would end nationwide last Friday.

However, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said it would continue to offer free parking for Worcestershire Royal patients until June 1 and would continue to offer free parking for staff until the end of June.

We have contacted Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust for comment on the parking situation.

Read more: End of free parking for Worcestershire Royal Hospital patients

Drawings have already shown a 971 square meter single storey extension to the Aconbury East side of the hospital which will house its new emergency and urgent care facilities.

A dedicated A&E service for children will also be included.

Deena S. Hawkins

The author Deena S. Hawkins