Pedestrian access at KGH to be restricted this weekend

Pedestrian access at KGH will be restricted this weekend (March 25/26) as work to create a red route for ambulances is completed.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:43 am
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 10:49 am
GV of Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NNL-140703-114637001

Last week the section of internal road running down from the mini-roundabout next to Car Park A down to the front of A&E was resurfaced.

This weekend the ambulance bay area adjacent to A&E needs to be done.

The area will be fenced off to pedestrians and vehicles with the exception of emergency ambulances.

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Traffic marshalls will be on site once again to help direct traffic and pedestrians.

This will mean for this weekend:

- Pedestrians will not be able to walk from the main hospital entrance across the ambulance bay and in front of A&E to enter A&E and outpatients. People can either walk through the main hospital corridor or loop back through Car Park A.

- The new disabled walkway from Car Park A opposite Rockingham will be closed. People unable to manage steps will need to leave the car park using pedestrian exits opposite Glebe House and walk down past Rockingham Wing.

- Access to the labour ward in Rockingham Wing will NOT be affected - although please take extra caution this weekend.

- Pedestrian access from Car Park A to A&E and outpatients will NOT be affected.

Once the red route is completed only ambulances will be able to use it to access A&E and outpatients.

All other vehicles will need to use the trust’s car parks.

A KGH spokesman said: “We apologise for any inconvenience that these temporary works may cause and ask that patients and visitors bear with us over this weekend.

“If your need for A&E is not an emergency we strongly advise that you seek alternative treatment through your GP, pharmacist, 111 or Corby Urgent Care Centre.”