The next phase of work on our new state-of-the-art Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby will begin at the end of March.
To ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors to our site as work continues on the new entrance and ambulance access to the building, it will be necessary to close off a section of the main car park when construction gets underway.
Alternative provision is being made in other areas of the site and diversions will be clearly signposted.
However, there will be fewer spaces available during the construction phase and we are encouraging all those who are able to make alternative transport arrangements to do so.
We appreciate that this will not be possible for some patients and we would ask that those who are able to use public transport or get dropped off give priority to those who don’t have this option available.
As part of the works, the current bus shelter is also being relocated next to the clock tower (marked one on the diagram) and the new route will be operational from Monday, 22 February.
The multi-million pound project – which will also see a new A&E department being built at Scunthorpe General Hospital – has been made possible by funding from the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England.
In Grimsby, the new development will see a new 2,255 square metre area being built out from the current A&E building, creating space for new Acute Assessment Units (AAU).
This new facility will mean patients can be seen more quickly by specialists in a range of conditions and illnesses, without the need to admit them to a ward.
The AAU will be complemented by our new A&E building – which has been designed in consultation with our nursing and clinical teams to ensure it has the facilities they need to provide the very best care and service, both now and in the future.
Director of estates and facilities and Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) Jug Johal said: “This is an exciting development for all of us here at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and fantastic news for patients.
“Along with the development works being carried out on our A&E Department at Scunthorpe General Hospital, this represents a significant investment for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG).
“The new department will ensure that we are able to offer the highest levels of patient care and service both now and in the future.
“Patients will be able to begin their care and treatment more quickly, in an environment which meets the needs of both them and our clinical teams.”