Press release: November 2 2018
The new 24-bedded ward which will help Hereford County Hospital handle winter pressures is due to be delivered early next week.
The modular ward, which comes in 19 separate sections, will be delivered and lifted by crane into position on Monday and Tuesday, November 5 and 6.
While the lifting of the sections into place will happen away from the main road through the hospital site, the number of lorries delivering the sections could cause traffic tailbacks in the area.
“As a result, we’re advising visitors to the hospital to leave extra time for appointments,” said Alan Dawson, Wye Valley NHS Trust’s director of planning and strategy.
While the new ward will sit on part of the main car park outside the Emergency Department, extra parking spaces have been provided in car park two – the car park to the left when entering the hospital site.
Groundworks have taken place in the last few weeks and the Trust is on course to open the new ward to patients during December.
“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience the delivery of the new ward will create, but we’re convinced it will make a real difference to the quality of care we can deliver to our patients this winter,” added Alan.
The Trust is installing signage at the main entrance to keep visitors to the hospital informed of progress.
For further information please contact:
John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Amanda Millichip/Fiona Gurney, Communications officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.