Reminder about parking and road work at Dartmouth General Hospital

NSHA construction update.
NSHA construction update.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DARTMOUTH, N.S. – Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) reminds the public that work to improve parking at Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH) is now underway and will continue through early fall.

Please note that the entrance to DGH’s parking lot has been temporarily relocated to the former exit-only location on Acadia Street, turning this into a two-way route while we work to create a new patient drop-off area at the main entrance.

Patients and visitors are encouraged to travel new routes slowly and yield to on-site traffic control and emergency vehicles. All changes are marked clearly by signage.

This temporary routing change also applies to emergency vehicles. As a result, any vehicles found idling or parked in front of the hospital’s main entrance are subject to towing so as not to restrict emergency department access.

While we work to improve parking at DGH, drivers can continue to expect changes to existing roadway patterns that will cause congestion and increased traffic leading to the main entrance, so please plan ahead when visiting the hospital.

Patients and families are reminded to plan for extra time to park and arrive for appointments when visiting the hospital. We also encourage our patients and families to yield parking spaces nearest the entrance for the elderly and those with restricted mobility.

Patients travelling with a family member or friend can be dropped off and picked up at the covered main entrance.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We encourage patience as we work to improve parking at the hospital.

Please visit www.nshealth.ca/dgh for more information.

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