Works to enable the construction of our new £7.3m Intensive Care Unit began on Monday 18 October. The site of this new unit is at the front of the hospital, in and amongst the two courtyards behind main reception.

This work will take place in three phases, and once complete, construction of the new unit will begin.

Because of where these works have to take place, there will be some disruption to the car park area immediately outside the main entrance, and how people are able to travel from main reception to the Blue and Purple Zones of the Hospital.

There are contractor compounds on site and some temporary arrangements in place for pedestrians and car users.

Access to Purple and Blue Zones from the main entrance

A short section of corridor will need to be closed to allow equipment and material to pass from the building site to the outside area.

This means anyone wishing to travel inside the hospital directly from the main entrance to the Blue or Purple Zones (or vice versa) will have to follow a short diversion.

An alternative route is signposted which directs people around the back of the construction site.

Change to car parking and traffic flow

The contractor’s compounds occupy various areas indicated on the map below. Since they have been established we have changed our drop off and pick up location at the front entrance of the hospital.

A new pick up/drop off area has been temporarily established outside our Outpatients entrance, just in front of the main entrance.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause – we hope you agree our extended and improved Critical Care Unit will be worth this disruption.