The League of Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital are very pleased to see the completion of their latest project which will provide 23 car parking spaces for the use by staff at the much valued local hospital.
The new parking spaces were opened officially by Uckfield Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew with members of the League of Friends in attendance on Friday 13 July.
This scheme has been many years in the pipeline and taken much effort to bring it to fruition. The League of Friends are gratefully indebted, once again, to the Hughes family who have very kindly donated the land to them for the benefit of the hospital. This latest donation follows the huge gifts previously of one million pounds and the land on which the new hospital was built.
The project was undertaken by Hobart Paving, part of the Thorne Group, and cost in excess of £30,000 funded by donations and legacies which have been passed to the League of Friends, particularly by the legacy from the late Jack and Betty Robertshaw, the original owners of Soil Instruments which are based on the Bell Brook Industrial Estate.
For many years car parking at the hospital and the Bird in Eye Surgery has been a growing problem in part largely due to the success and popularity of the services and facilities available there.
The League of Friends hope that by providing dedicated staff parking it will release spaces in the main car park for use by patients, visitors and friends, thereby improving the overall appeal of this facility. The current health providers at the hospital have great plans for the future there and envisage the expansion and extension of the services which they provide.