Kelly makes appeal over parking at Atnagelvin Hospital

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has appealed to visitors to the New South wing at Atnagelvin Hospital to respect the parking restrictions along the roadway in and out of it .

Councillor Kelly said “Currently there is a major building programme taking place at the North Wing of the hospital on what was once  a car park which had a couple of hundred parking spaces.

This is leading to problems particularly around visiting times during the day with parking space at a premium.

I have been contacted by a number of constituents to highlight an ongoing problem at the road in and out of the South Wing. They have complained that motorists are parking along the exit road and have reduced it to one way traffic at times. Others have told me they had difficulty reversing out of the disabled bays as cars were parked directly behind them.

Barriers have been erected and yellow traffic cones put down but people are simply ignoring them and in some cases lifting the cones and throwing them on the grass verge. This is unacceptable unless in the case of an emergency situation.

Going to the hospital can be a stressful time and everyone is under pressure these days with time but people should leave that bit earlier to get a parking space and take heed of the hospitals appeal.