Project Alert - Parking changes during building works

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 for building works to construct 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 along 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 has been erected at the main entrance driveway directing people with special needs to FOLLOW THE PAINTED FLUORESCENT 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.

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

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

  • Patients and visitors who need to attend consulting suites can still park along the driveway off Landsborough Street but some parking has been affected. Additional disability parking has been created at the top of the Consulting suites driveway but the slope can be difficult to navigate.
  • Alternatively, people who need flatter ground to enter Consulting Suites 2 or 3 can park in the large car park off Sergeant Street and follow the pathway to the consulting suites. 
  • Haemodialysis patients advised to park in the car park off Ley Street and enter via District Nursing front entrance where disability parking is also provided.

 

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