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We are about to embark on a very exciting Trust-wide transformation programme.

Over the next two to three years we will radically improve facilities and services across the hospitals for the benefit of patients and the team. Improving the car parking at St Peter’s is the first part of the transformation which will enable progression of the rest of the plans.

From 1st October until July 2020 the main outpatients’ car park will close and a new multi-deck car park will be built in its place. When complete it will help address a long standing challenge for visitors and staff, but during the works there will be some inevitable disruption. Visitor parking will be relocated to the top two levels of the ‘old ramp’ area currently used by staff and it will mean that colleagues need to do things differently and consider the best way to reduce demand for spaces throughout the duration of the works. One of these ways may be remote working, either from home or another suitable location and we’re doing extensive work to make this an option for as many colleagues as possible throughout the car parking works and beyond.

Although car parking can cause frustration and change can bring worry it is important to consider the longer term benefits. The new car parking arrangements will be much better for everyone, and the opportunity to change the Trust’s working culture via remote working is also an exciting step forward on the transformation journey. Patients, visitors and staff can keep updated on the latest developments through the car parking pages on the website and TrustNet.