Royal Stoke patient parking about to get easier as £32m multi-storey opens today

Patients and visitors should find it easier to park at Stoke-on-Trent's main hospital from today - thanks to the opening of a £32 million multi-storey car park. The staff car park has been built on the site of the former Grindley Hill Court, on Hilton Road, and will free up the old North Staffordshire royal infirmary site which has been used as a staff car park to be sold for a housing development.

But bosses say the opening of the 1,680-space, five-storey staff car park will actually free up spaces for patients and visitors on the surface car parks at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Royal Stoke director of estates and facilities Lorraine Whitehead said: “The opening of our new staff multi-storey car park offers a long-term solution to the parking challenges for our employees who work at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. It means staff will be able to park on site, in appropriate parking allocated for them, freeing up the general public car parks at the hospital for patients and visitors. The new car park will also reduce the foot traffic from the royal infirmary and central outpatients car parks as well on-street parking in surrounding residential areas.”

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