Construction requires changes to hospital parking, access
August 3, 2012
Surface lot at Chinook Regional Hospital to permanently close next week
LETHBRIDGE – Parking at Chinook Regional Hospital changes next week when the facility’s $112-million redevelopment project begins.
The hospital’s surface parking lot, as well as the parking area on the north side of the emergency department, will permanently close Aug. 7.
Ample parking for patients and visitors, as well as hospital staff, physicians and volunteers, will continue to be available at the Chinook Regional Hospital parkade. Access from the parkade to the hospital’s north atrium will be maintained and a covered walkway will ensure the safety of pedestrians during the construction period. The number of barrier-free stalls in the parkade has been increased from 11 to 18.
Parking will continue to be available in front of the Lethbridge Community Lab at the Auxiliary Building, and additional 90-minute, on-street parking stalls has been made available.
Along 19 St. South two marked sections have been reserved for physician emergency parking and emergency department patients, located south of the emergency entrance. A section for temporary ambulance parking is located north of the emergency entrance.
Also effective Aug. 7, there will no longer be east-west road access through the surface parking lot to the emergency department. This change is necessary to create new ambulance parking and turnarounds in front of the emergency department.
The development project will provide a 19,000-square-metre, multi-storey addition to the hospital.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
- 30 -