Traffic restrictions in place to allow building work to take place on new 60 bed assessment unit
Monday 17th July 2017 marks the start of the major building work to create our new 60 bed assessment unit which will be located on the former carpark opposite our emergency department. The assessment unit is being located here so that it can be linked back to the main hospital buildings close to our emergency department and diagnostic services such as radiology. This is important because unit is for the sickest patients who are admitted to NGH via the ED.
The building work will have an immediate impact for patients, staff and visitors to the site as there will be some access restrictions and changes to traffic flow on the site.
We apologise for the restrictions the building work will place on access to the site, but we have to do this to enable the building work to continue safely. What this means is that, because of the tight confines of the site, vehicular access to this area of the site (the area outside A&E and the Cliftonville entrance) will be restricted to emergency access to A&E for ambulances and emergency drop-off only. All other access to the hospital, our car parks and drop-off areas will be via the south entrance at the rear of the hospital, or the entrances at Cheyne Walk and Billing Road.
The access arrangement will be policed with traffic wardens to assist with guiding people to the rear of the site. We apologise again for any inconvenience caused. We expect the building work will take around 9 months, and we will continue to keep everyone updated as work progresses.
Posted on Friday 14th July 2017