BGH car parks plea

PARKING capacity has been reduced at the Borders General Hospital where two of the car parks are undergoing essential maintenance.

Resurfacing and realignment began this week on parks one and two – the largest facilities closest to the hospital’s main entrance.

Work is expected to last a month and while the parks will remain in operation the number of spaces will be substantially reduced and reserved for patients and visitors.

David McLuckie of NHS Borders is encouraging drivers to use public transport whenever possible.

He said : “By doing so, much of the pressure will be taken from other parking areas.”