Work on York Hospital’s multi-million pound improvement to the Emergency Department (ED) reaches its next phase next week.

From Tuesday 16 November (7am), the current entrance will close and a new ED entrance at the south of the building will be in operation.

Patients who are referred to ED should continue to use Entrance 1, the main entrance to York Hospital signposted from Wigginton Road, and park in the multi-storey car park.  A new pedestrian exit has been created at the end of the car park (furthest from the barriers) where people will be signposted via the green line on the floor to the emergency department.

In the exceptional case of an emergency arriving by car and requiring immediate attention, the Emergency Department South Entrance can be accessed by car from Entrance 2, past the main entrance to the hospital if approaching from the city centre, then follow this access route round the back of the hospital to the drop off zone.

Work is due to take 60 weeks to expand and redesign the department’s urgent and emergency care facilities.  This requires significant work on site to create a two-storey extension which will provide a vital new eight bedded resuscitation area, along with improvements to both the waiting room and the consultation and treatment areas to increase capacity and provide better care for patients.  It includes twelve new assessment and treatment cubicles, where patients will be seen and assessed by a senior member of the team.  The children’s waiting and treatment area will be separate from the adult area.

More information is available on the Trust website.