Finding your way around

The hospital is divided into four main zones – blue, purple, orange and red, to help make it simple for you to find your way around.

 

Written directions to help you get to where you need to be

We have written directions to each ward and department. Directions begin at the main entrance and describe the easiest route, not always the shortest!

There are lots of signs and maps in the hospital but don’t worry if you get lost. Ask anyone with an NHS badge on and they will be happy to help.

Hospital volunteers at the main entrance will be able to help when you arrive if you need to know where to go.

Type the department you are looking for into the search box below.

Department / WardLocation Directions
Acute Medical Unit Blue Zone - Level 4From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) and follow signs to the left for the Blue Zone. Follow the corridor to the very end and take the lift or stairs to level 4.
Acute Stroke UnitBlue Zone - Level 5From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) and follow signs to the left for the Blue Zone. Follow the corridor to the very end and take the lift or stairs to level 5.
Antenatal ClinicPurple Zone - Level 0The Ante-Natal Clinic is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone) Take the Women’s Services Entrance (C1) to the left of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once inside the Ante-Natal Clinic is to the left.
Ante Natal Day UnitPurple Zone - Level 1The Ante - Natal Day Unit is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take the Women’s Services Entrance (C1) to the left of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once inside bear right and take the lift to the 1st floor.
Ante Natal WardPurple Zone - Level 2The Ante - Natal Ward is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take the Women’s Services Entrance (C1) to the left of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once inside bear right and take the lift to the 2nd floor.
Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (ARU)Blue Zone - Level 1The Assessment & Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) is on the Pogmoor Road side of the Hospital (Blue Zone).

Follow the signs for the Assessment & Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) - Entrance A4.
AudiologyRed Zone - Level 1The Audiology Department is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Take the Main Outpatients entrance (C3).then take the escalator to the 1st floor. Go through the Main Outpatients Reception Area and then go to the right and follow signs for Audiology.
Blood Tests (PhlebotomyOrange Zone - Level 1Blood Tests (Phlebotomy) are located in the Orange Zone.

From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) then go right to the lifts and take the lift or stairs opposite to the first floor. Turn right out of the lifts or left from the stairs and the go right down the corridor to the far end. Turn left at the junction and the department is down the corridor on the left.
Cardiology Blue Zone - Level 1From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) and follow signs to the left for the Blue Zone. Follow the corridor and either use the stairs part way down the corridor or go to the end of the corridor and take the lift to the 1st floor.
Chaplaincy and ChapelBlue Zone - Level 0From the Main Entrance follow signs for the Blue Zone to the left. The Chaplaincy and Chapel are at the very far end of the corridor.
Chemotherapy UnitBlue Zone - Level 5From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) and follow signs to the left for the Blue Zone. Go to the far end of the corridor and take the lifts or stairs to the 5th Floor
Chest Clinic (Respiratory) Red Zone - Level 1The Chest Clinic (Respiratory Department) is located at the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Take the Outpatients Entrance (C3) and take the escalator, lift or stairs to the 1st floor. Please report to Main Outpatients reception or use the self-check in. From the far end of the Outpatients Reception follow signs to the right to the Chest Clinic (Respiratory Department).
Children’s Outpatients Orange Zone - Level 1Children’s Outpatients is in the Orange Zone. From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area.

Take the lift to the 1st floor. On leaving the lift the department is in the right hand corner across from the lifts.
Childrens Ward and Childrens Assessment UnitOrange Zone - Level 8From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area. Take the lift or stairs to the 8th Floor
Colorectal and Stoma NursesOrange Zone - Level 5From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area. Take the lift or stairs to the 5th Floor.
ColposcopyPurple Zone - Level 0 From the Gawber Road side of the hospital entrance take entrance C1 for Women’s Services. Once through the door follow bear left. The Colposcopy reception is at the far end of the corridor.
Coronary Care UnitBlue Zone - Level 2From the Gawber Road side of the hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) follow signs to the left for the Blue Zone. Follow the corridor to the very end and take the lift or stairs to level 2
Day Surgery and Endoscopy UnitOrange Zone - Level 2The Day Surgery and Endoscopy Unit is located in the Orange Zone. Approach from the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area. Take the lift or stairs to the 2nd Floor.
Dental X-rayPurple Zone - Level 0Located on the ground floor of the Women and Children’s block. Easiest access is through the Women and Children’s entrance to the left of the main entrance. Then go straight ahead into the lift hall, from where the entrance to the Dental Department can be seen.
DermatologyBlue Zone - Level 1The Dermatology Department is on the Pogmoor Road side of the Hospital and can be accessed by Site Entrance A. Take Entrance A5 in the Blue Zone and take the lift or stairs to the reception on the 2nd Floor.
Diabetes and EndocrinologyBlue Zone - Level 1The Robert Hague Centre for Diabetes & Endocrinology is located on the Pogmoor Road side of the Hospital (Blue Zone) and is accessed by entrance A2.

If approaching from the Main Hospital Entrance on Gawber road follow signs to the Blue Zone taking the lift or stairs to the first floor.
Diabetic Eye Screening Blue Zone - Level 1Diabetic Eye Screening is located in the Robert Hague Centre for Diabetes & Endocrinology is located on the Pogmoor Road side of the Hospital (Blue Zone) and is accessed by entrance A2.

If approaching from the Main Hospital Entrance on Gawber road follow signs to the Blue Zone taking the lift or stairs to the first floor.
Dietetics and NutritionBlue Zone - Level 1The Dietetics & Nutrition reception is located on the Pogmoor Road side of the Hospital (Blue Zone) and is accessed by Entrance A3

If approaching from the Main Hospital Entrance (C2) follow signs to the Blue Zone taking the lift or stairs to the 1st floor.
Discharge Unit Blue Zone - Level 1The Discharge Unit is located on the Pogmoor Road side of the Hospital (Blue Zone) and is accessed by Entrance A3

If approaching from the Main Hospital Entrance (C2) follow signs to the Blue Zone taking the lift or stairs to the 1st floor.
Early Pregnancy and Gynaecology Assessment Purple Zone - Level 2Early Pregnancy and Gynaecology Assessment is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take entrance C1 for Women’s Services which is to the left hand side of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once inside go to your right and take the lift of stairs to level 2
Elective UnitOrange Zone - Level 6From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) then bear right to the lift area. Take the lift or stairs to the 6th Floor
Emergency DepartmentRed Zone - Level 0 From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take site Entrance C then follow signs to the right to the Emergency Department Entrance (C4)
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Red Zone - Level 1The Ear Nose and Throat Department is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Red Zone).Take the Main Outpatients entrance (C3) then use the escalator to the 1st floor. When you have booked in at the reception please report to the Ear Nose & Throat Department (ENT) which is through the Reception Area then follow signs to the right.
Eye Assessment Unit / Eye Clinic Red Zone - Level 1The Eye Assessment Unit is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Use the Outpatients Entrance (C3) and take the escalator lift or stairs to the 1st floor.

Go through Outpatients reception and follow signs to the Eye Clinic / Ophthalmology Reception.
Female Trauma UnitOrange Zone - Level 6From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) then bear right to the lift area.

Take the lift or stairs to level 6.
Fracture Clinic Red Zone - Level 0The Fracture Clinic is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital on the ground floor (Red Zone). Take the Outpatients Entrance (C3) and go past the escalator and coffee shop and follow signs for Medical Imaging (X-Ray). Report to the Medical Imaging (X-Ray) reception.
GU MedicineOrange Zone - Level 1From the Gawber Road side of the Hospital take the Main Entrance (C2) then bear right to the lift area.

Take the lift to the 1st floor. On leaving the lift the department is in the right hand corner across from the lifts.
Gynaecology OutpatientsPurple Zone - Level 0Gynaecology Outpatients is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Site Entrance C. (Purple Zone) Take the Women’s Services Entrance (C1) to the left of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once inside bear right to Gynaecology Outpatients.
Gynaecology Specialist ServicesPurple Zone - Level 2Gynaecology Specialist Services is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. From the Main Entrance (C2) bear right to the lift area.

Take the lift to the 1st floor.
Hysteroscopy Purple Zone - Level 0 Hysteroscopy reception is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take entrance C1 for Women’s Services. Once inside follow signs to the left. The reception is at the far end of the corridor.
Intensive Care Orange Zone - Level 0Intensive Care is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Orange Zone) From the Main Entrance (C2) bear right then turn left immediately before the lifts. You will need to use the intercom to gain entry.
Main Outpatients Red Zone - Level 1Main Outpatients is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Red Zone). From the Outpatients entrance (C3) take the escalator lift or stairs to the Reception or Self Check in on the first floor.
Male Trauma UnitOrange Zone - Level 6The Male Trauma Unit is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Orange Zone) From the Main Entrance (C2) bear right to the lifts and take the lift or stairs opposite to the 6th floor.
Medical Illustration / Photography Red Zone - Level 0Medical Illustration / Photography is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital on the ground floor (Red Zone). Take the Outpatients Entrance (C3) and go past the escalator and coffee shop then follow signs for Medical Imaging (X-Ray).
Medical Imaging (X-Ray) Red Zone - Level 0Medical Imaging (X-Ray) is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital on the ground floor (Red Zone). Take the Outpatients Entrance (C3) and go past the escalator and coffee shop then follow signs for Medical Imaging (X-Ray). Report to the Medical Imaging (X-Ray) reception.
Neonatal Unit Purple Zone - Level 3The Neonatal Unit is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take the Women’s Services Entrance (C1) to the left of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once inside bear right and take the lift to the 3rd floor.
Ophthalmology Red Zone - Level 1The Ophthalmology Outpatient Reception area is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Red Zone). Take the Outpatients entrance (C3) and use the escalator lift or stairs. Go past Outpatients reception and follow signs to the Eye Clinic / Ophthalmology Reception.
Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryPurple Zone - Level 0The Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Orthodontic reception area is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). The Reception Area is situated on the ground floor. Take the Main Entrance (C2) and go left or use entrance C1 and follow signs to the right.
OrthodonticsPurple Zone - Level 0The Orthodontic reception is in located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). You need to follow signs or Oral and Maxillo facial. Take the Main Entrance (C2) and go left or use entrance C1 and follow signs to the right.
Orthoptics Red Zone - Level 1Orthoptics is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Use the Outpatients Entrance (C3) and take the escalator lift or stairs to the 1st floor.

Go through Outpatients reception and follow signs to the Eye Clinic / Ophthalmology Reception.
Orthotics (Appliances) Red Zone - Level 1Orthotics (Appliances) is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Red Zone). The Reception area is situated on the 1st floor in the Orthotic (Appliances) Department. Use the Outpatients Entrance (C3) and take the escalators lift or stairs to the 1st floor. Go past Outpatients reception and follow signs for Orthotics (Appliances).
OutpatientsRed Zone - Level 1Main Outpatients is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Red Zone). From the Outpatient entrance (C3) which is to the right of the Main Entrance take the escalator lift or stairs to the Reception or Self Check in on the first floor.
Outpatients (Childrens) Orange Zone - Level 1Children’s Outpatients is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Orange Zone).  Take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area.

Take the lift to the 1st floor. On leaving the lift the department is in the right hand corner across from the lifts.
Outpatients (Gynaecology)Purple Zone - Level 0Gynaecology Outpatients is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take entrance C1 for Women’s Services which is to the left hand side of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once inside go to your right to Gynaecology Outpatients.
PhysiotherapyRed Zone - Level 0 Physiotherapy Department. It is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Red Zone). Use Entrance C5 just to the right of the Emergency Department Entrance.
Planned Investigations UnitOrange Zone - Level 7The Planned Investigations Unit is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Orange Zone) From the Main Entrance (C2) bear right to the lifts and take the lift or stairs opposite to the 7th floor.
PodiatryRed Zone - Level 1Podiatry is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Red Zone). From the Outpatient entrance (C3) which is to the right of the Main Entrance take the escalator lift or stairs. From the far end of Main Outpatients reception turn right then follow signs to for Podiatry.
Post Natal WardPurple Zone - Level 2The Post Natal Ward is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take the Women’s Services Entrance (C1) to the left of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once inside bear right and take the lift to the 2nd floor.
Pre Assessment ClinicBlue Zone - Level 1The Pre Assessment Unit is on the Pogmoor Road side of the Hospital (Blue Zone). Follow signs for the Pre Assessment Unit which is at entrance A5. Take the lift or stairs to the reception on the 1nd Floor.
Renal Dialysis External BuildingRenal Dialysis is located on the Gawber Road Side of the Hospital. It is located next to site entrance D.
Respiratory (Chest Clinic)Red Zone - Level 1The Chest Clinic (Respiratory) is located at the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Take the Outpatients Entrance (C3) and take the escalator, lift or stairs to the 1st floor. Please report to Main Outpatients reception or use the self-check in. From the far end of the Outpatients Reception follow signs to the right to the Chest Clinic
Respiratory WardBlue Zone - Level 2The Respiratory Ward is located in the Blue Zone and can be accessed from Gawber Road using the Main Entrance (C2). Follow signs to the Blue Zone taking the lift or stairs to the 2nd floor.

Alternatively you can use Entrance A1 and then follow signs leftwards to the end of the corridor and take the list or stairs to the second floor.
Stoma Care and Colorectal NursesOrange Zone - Level 5Stoma Care and Colorectal Nurses are located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area. Take the lift or stairs opposite to the 5th floor.
Stop Smoking Service Red Zone - Level 1The Stop Smoking Service is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Red Zone). From the Outpatient entrance (C3) which is to the right of the Main Entrance take the escalator lift or stairs. Go through Outpatients Reception and turn right and the Stop Smoking Service is down the corridor on the left hand side.
Surgical Admissions UnitOrange Zone - Level 4The Surgical Admissions Unit is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area. Take the lift or stairs opposite to the 4th floor.
Surgical High Dependency Unit Orange Zone - Level 5The Surgical High Dependency Unit is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area. Take the lift or stairs opposite to the 5th floor.
Thrombosis Service Red Zone - Level 0The Thrombosis Service is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Use the Emergency Department Entrance (C4). Once inside take the 1st door on the left.
Trust HeadquartersExternal Building Trust Headquarters is located on the Gawber Road Side of the Hospital. It is located next to site entrance D.
Urology Investigation Unit Orange Zone - Level 4The Urology Investigation Unit is located on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital. Take the Main Entrance (C2) and bear right to the lift area. Take the lift or stairs opposite to the 4th floor.
UrogynaecologyPurple Zone - Level 0The Urogynaecology reception is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take entrance C1 for Women’s Services which is to the left hand side of the Main Hospital Entrance. Once through the door follow signs to the left. The reception is at the far end of the corridor.
Womens Services Purple Zone - Level 0The Womens Services entrance (C1) is on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone).
Wards 11-15Purple ZoneWards 11 – 16 are on the Gawber Road side of the Hospital (Purple Zone). Take Entrance C1 or the Main Entrance C2 and follow signs for wards 11-15. Take the lift or stairs to the appropriate floor.
Wards 16-24Blue ZoneWards 16-24 are located in the Blue Zone and can be accessed from Gawber Road using the Main Entrance (C2). Follow signs to the Blue Zone and then take the lifts to the appropriate floor.

Alternatively you can use Entrance A1 and then follow signs leftwards to the end of the corridor and take the list or stairs to the appropriate floor.
Wards 25-38Orange ZoneWards 25-38 are on the Gawber Road Side of the Hospital. Take the Main Entrance C2 and bear right to the lifts. Take the lift or stairs opposite to the appropriate floor.

This page was updated: by Andy Leppard.
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