Bosses have applied to demolish the eyesore entrance and rebuild it to make it clearer to visitors where the department is.
Plans have been lodged with Scarborough Council and could be approved as soon as the end of this month.
In its submission to the council, the hospital states: “The proposal replaces an existing small, glazed pitched roof entrance lobby and canopy which offers little in terms of wayfinding or indicating the A&E entrance.
“The proposed design indicated a clearly defined entrance to the hospital emergency department from both approaches; the car park and the ambulance bays, the latter being less frequently used by general visitors.
“The larger lobby space will help to prevent draughts in the waiting room and reception.”
It is hoped the new entrance will make it easier for people visiting the hospital to find their way to the correct department.
The plans are out to consultation.