The scheme will start in mid August with the widening of the main access road that runs from Entrance B to the back of the hospital. Footpaths will be improved and widened, additional pedestrian road crossings created, and better pedestrian access made possible from Car Park 10 to the main pavement network at the back of the hospital.
Peter Hill, Director of Operations said: " We need to let people know that the road running from Entrance B beyond the Green to the back of the hospital will be closed for about four weeks to all traffic from the week beginning 14 August. Bus services will be unaffected, as will access to departments reached via the Green. These include, the Maternity Department, Day Surgery drop off points, the Wessex Rehabilitation Centre, Salisbury Hospice, the Day Nursery and Leisure Centre."
Mr Hill added: " We will increase signage to help patients and visitors who will now need to use Entrance A while the improvements take place."
When completed, buses will be able to travel the length of the perimeter road which runs around the edge of the site bringing into use an additional bus stop for visitors who need to be dropped off near to the entrance of the new hospital extension. It should also mean that vehicles can move more freely and ease congestion during busy periods.
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170.