Part of Watford General Hospital’s new multi-storey-carpark is set to be closed for “essential” maintenance.

West Herts Teaching Hospitals Trust has confirmed that the sixth level of parking at the Thomas Sawyer Way carpark will be at least partly inaccessible for three weeks.

Starting Today (December 4), part of the floor will be closed for two weeks. It is then set to be completely out of use for the third week, staring December 18.

Watford Observer: (Image: West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)(Image: West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) (Image: West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)

The trust apologised for any inconvenience while the maintenance work is underway.

The seven storey, £40m facility has around 1,300 spaces for patients, visitors and staff, including more than 70 disabled parking bays. It opened in April 2022.

Construction of the multi-storey carpark began in 2021 after the trust received £39.2 million Government funding.

It provides a more accessible route from spaces to the main hospital buildings, with lifts and a pedestrian bridge rather than the steep hill patients would previously sometimes need to tackle.