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Disruption at the L&D – updated 8th May 2019

Please be advised – pedestrian access to the hospital is currently via the Main Entrance ONLY.

Work in St Mary’s car park 

  • From 29th April – the existing entrance to St Mary’s car park will be closed and the temporary entrance will be used instead. This temporary entrance is located next to the existing car park exit and can be accessed from Dunstable Road. This work is required to support the creation of the two new operating theatres.
    We will advise when the existing entrance will be reopened.
  • During this period we strongly encourage patients and visitors to use alternative transport.




Closure of Maternity drop off

The drop off car park outside of Maternity will be pedestrian access only on Friday 10th May and on Saturday 11th May there will be no drop off or access through the main entrance. You can enter Maternity through the side corridor (a security guard will be there to direct you) which can be easily accessed from St Mary’s car park.

Relocation of Gynaecology outpatient clinics

We will be relocating the majority of our gynaecology outpatient clinics week commencing 4th March which will be located opposite main reception (this will now be referred to as Zone J). Early Pregnancy Clinic will move from Monday 8th April.

The entrance can be located on the ground floor opposite the main hospital entrance. For anyone with mobility issues only or patients with prams etc the unit can be accessed via the Cardiac Clinic 1st floor, Zone B.

Patients arriving for an operation or procedure

From Monday 7th January 2019 we will be moving the Eye day Surgery Unit and Surgical Short Stay Unit (SSSU) due to essential building works.

Patients arriving for the Eye Day Surgery Unit need to go to Ophthalmology Outpatients. All other patients arriving for an operation or procedure need to go to Surgical Arrivals on the 2nd Floor of the Surgical Block. Please see map below for location.

Once a patient has registered their arrival, they will move through to the waiting room. This area is for patients only (certain exceptions apply, so please call before you arrive if you need to bring someone with you). The Admissions team look after patients as soon as they arrive in the waiting room so can assist anyone who needs help.

We understand that coming into hospital can be a stressful time for patients and their families and want to reassure everyone that although there are building works going on, this will in no way impact your care. If you have any queries, please call the number on your appointment letter.

We will update this page as work progresses to inform you of any further closures or disruption. 

For the most up-to-date hospital site map please click here.