Hospital workers to be given temporary parking permits

Some staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary are to receive free temporary on-street parking permits to ensure they can get parked during coronavirus.

Aberdeen City Council is handing 200 permits to NHS Grampian today to decide which staff should receive the permits. More information on the process for this will be communicated directly to staff by the health board. A similar agreement has been arranged with Aberdeenshire Council for staff to park at Woodhill House.

Usually, on-street parking permits are only for local residents as the hospital, which is based in the Foresterhill area of the city, has dedicated staff parking.

In light of the current situation, NHS Grampian has lifted all parking restrictions on the site, with the exception of blue badge spaces and emergency access/exits. This includes the Lady Helen Parking Centre, which is now open for patients and staff alike.

The hospital staff receiving the on-street permits will be allowed to park within both residents’ parking only bays and pay and display bays.

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