PROJECT ALERT - CLOSURE OF ROUNDABOUT

Category: Project Updates
Friday 12 October 2018
The roundabout patient drop off at the front main entrance of West Gippsland Hospital is CLOSED TO TRAFFIC as building works commence on a new 8-bed Short Stay Unit.

People can still access the front door entry to the Hospital and Emergency Department (ED) BY FOOT by walking on the pathway beside the builder's fencing.

CHANGES TO WHEELCHAIR AND DISABILITY ACCESS
People in wheel chairs or who need assistance to enter the hospital can use an alternative patient drop off area at the rear of the Emergency Department so they do not have to navigate the slope at the front of the hospital
  • Directional signage will be erected at the main entrance driveway directing people with special needs.
  • FOLLOW THE PAINTED FLOURESCENT YELLOW LINE ON THE DRIVEWAY ROADWAY. This will take you through the main hospital car park to Ley Street to the rear of the Emergency Department. Two car parks have been designated for 5 minute drop off only.
  • In addition an intercom has been installed outside the veranda door at the rear of ED to allow for patient admissions out of hours.


QUADRANGLE AND REAR DROP OFF AREA AT THE TOP OF CONSULTING SUITES DRIVEWAY

The rear drop off area and quadrangle at the top of the first driveway off Landsborough Street past the consulting suites  is NOW CLOSED  to enable construction of the third theatre. 

·         Patients and visitors who need to attend the Mary Sargeant building for District Nursing and Haemodialysis are being advised to park in the car park off Ley Street and enter via District Nursing front entrance where disability parking is also provided.

·         Staff and visitors accessing rear officers, meeting rooms and seminar room will also need to enter via Ley Street.

 

The $9.3 Million building works comprise an 8 bed Short Stay Unit to support our Emergency Department and a Third Operating Theatre to be built on the 1st floor of the hospital.

The message for people visiting our hospital over the coming months is to allow extra time for car parking. The works will cause some unavoidable disruption.

We will provide regular updates.

Please email inquiries to: facilities@wghg.com.au

For more info on the projects go to  https://www.gha2.net.au/WGHG/Content/News/Major-building-projects-to-start-at-Hospital