‘No end in sight’ for Aberdeen hospital’s car park problems

There is “no end in sight” to parking woes at the North-east’s flagship hospital, critics warned, as the NHS admitted it still did not know when problems with a new £10.7 million car park would be fixed.

The facility at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary opened on October 25 after more than a year of construction. But it was closed just one day later to allow for work on “lifts, lighting and other areas” and is still closed six weeks later.

NHS Grampian said at the time that the closure had been planned as part of a short “soft opening”.

A spokeswoman said: “We are still awaiting site testing and verification by the manufacturers to confirm that critical electrical mains components will continue to provide the resilience required. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to reopen the car park until this further assurance is received.”