Edward Mountain

Raigmore Parking Campaign

 

Raigmore Parking Campaign

 

MSP welcomes progress on Raigmore Car Park

Following the successful Raigmore Parking Campaign, led by Edward Mountain MSP, NHS Highland is nearly one step closer to beginning work on extending Raigmore Car Park and installing barrier controls.

The Chief Executive of NHS Highland provided an update on the car park to Edward Mountain by correspondence.

In an email, the Chief Executive confirmed: “We are planning to install control barriers with number plate recognition technology to control use of the main car park to ensure only legitimate use of the car park - no legitimate user of the car park will be charged for attending or visiting the hospital.

“We are also extending the car park and will have an additional 200 spaces on completion of the work. This is costing £608,000. We have a funding application for the last piece of that package going to the Endowments Committee at their next meeting on 22nd April.

“We are also replacing all the external lighting on the Raigmore Site as part of our cyclical investment programme as it is life expired. This work is ongoing and expected to complete by May this year. That will significantly improve access and egress lighting levels for the car park as well.”

Edward Mountain MSP made the following comment:

“I’m delighted to hear from NHS Highland that the campaign to get more controlled parking at Raigmore that benefits patients and staff is going ahead.

I will continue to monitor NHS Highland closely to ensure the parking solution will be delivered.”