Patients warned as demolition work takes place at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Patients and visitors to Doncaster Royal Infirmary are being warned as demolition and installation work takes place at the hospital this weekend.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 6:53 am
Demolition work has been taking place at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. (Photo: DBTHT).

The drop-off area near to the Accident and Emergency department is being redesigned, with buildings knocked down and a crane being brought in to install new equipment tomorrow (Saturday).

A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We've recently resurfaced and redrawn the drop-off area near to our Emergency Department at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

"This has included the removal of a canopy area near our outpatients department and the allocation of a number of bays for ambulances and patient transport.

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"Space is tight at this hospital, but we're trying to make the most of it.

"We're not quite done yet but the area is much easier to use than before, and crucially offers more privacy and access for patients being picked up and dropped off.

“A crane lift will take place this Saturday right outside the Emergency Department and Outpatients as we are installing a new air handling unit.

"The work will take all day and staff/visitors need follow the new footpaths and avoid walking through the ambulance drop-off area.”

The Trust has issued a map of the new routes for patients on its Facebook page HERE

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