News and updates
Closure of service roads
To support the demolition of buildings on the L&D site, a large crane is required to enable works to be carried out safely.
Due to the nature of this work, it has been planned to take place over weekends, to ensure the safety of all staff, patients and visitors.
This will result in closures of the main service road, and adjoining service road from Maternity to Calnwood Road.
The work will take place between 5am and 6pm, and is scheduled for the following weekends, although we endeavour to complete this over the first two.
- 4/5 September – pedestrian access will be available
- 11/12 September – no pedestrian access available through the main service road
- 18/19 September – no pedestrian access available through the main service road
- 25/26 September – no pedestrian access available through the main service road
- 2/3 October – no pedestrian access available through the main service road
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but appreciate your support in bearing with us as we progress plans to improve the hospital for staff, patients and visitors.
Closure of back entrance to the surgical block
On Tuesday 24 August, the walkway and entrance to the back of the surgical block will be closed, as part of the redevelopment work.
You will not be able to access the hospital site to the left of Microbiology. Please use an alternative route.
Removal of old generator (Saturday 21 August)
We have now installed the first of our new generators on the L&D site. On Saturday 21 August, the temporary hired generator will be removed.
Between 6am and 9.30am, there will be no vehicle access to the hospital site via St Mary’s car park on Dunstable Road. This includes disabled parking and drop off/pick-up.
Pedestrian access will be maintained and we will be working hard to ensure there is minimal disruption.
Footpath closure (Monday 16 August)
Please be aware that the footpath to the Surgical Short Stay Unit from Dunstable Road will be closed for 1 day on Monday 16 August, while works are carried out to install new gates to the waste yard.
Access will still be available further up Dunstable Road, through St Mary’s car park.
Lewsey Road lane closure (26 July to 4 August)
From Monday 26 July until Wednesday 4 August there will be a single lane closure outside the former main entrance on Lewsey Road. Traffic will be managed with temporary lights. Please allow for additional time when driving to and from the hospital.
Temporary drop-off and main entrance
Please be advised that the temporary drop-off point is now further up Lewsey Road, outside Microbiology. This will be in place until the Emergency Department and new front of the hospital is created. In addition, main reception and PALS are now located in a modular building at the top of the service road.
There is signage to this effect.
Please be advised, from Friday 2 July, the public toilets near security will no longer be accessible. Toilets will be found along the service road (near the temporary main entrance).