THE normal entrance to Scarborough Hospital’s Haworth Unit will be closed off from today for approximately six weeks.
This is to allow essential roof repairs to be carried out above the hospital’s cardio-respiratory department.
The direct external access is being blocked off to allow the erection of scaffolding and to maintain the health and safety of staff, patients and visitors.
Access to and from the Haworth Unit will be via the ground floor corridor in the north entrance and then via the north entrance automatic doors, which will not be affected by the roof repair work.
Andrew Bennett, head of estates and capital services, said: “The presence of scaffolding in the north entrance area of Scarborough Hospital may mean that there will be a very small number of parking spaces that are not accessible as the patient transport service will need to use these while the work is being carried out.
“We apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience that this essential work may cause staff, patients and visitors to the hospital.
“We appreciate your co-operation and patience during the work.”
Building work on Scarborough Hospital’s main reception is nearly complete, with the new reception due to open to the public on Monday March 12.