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Disruption at the L&D – updated 15th March 2019

Work in St Mary’s car park 

There will be some construction work taking place in St Mary’s car park from Monday 17th December 2018. This will require various car parking bays to be closed temporarily.

There are works taking place to create a new temporary entrance to the site from Dunstable Road. This is required to support the creation of the two new Operating Theatres. The timeline for the works is below:

  • From 20th March to 29th March (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3pm only)– one lane will be closed on Dunstable road (direction towards the M1, just after the existing entrance to St Mary’s Car Park) which may cause congestion getting into the St Marys Car Park. A temporary pedestrian walk way will be available. Please see the map below.
  • From 1st to 7th April- the existing entrance to St Mary’s car park will be closed and the temporary entrance will be used instead.
  • From 8th April– the temporary entrance will close and original entrance will be used.

During this period we strongly encourage patients and visitors to use alternative transport.

Redevelopment works map - March/April

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.

All patients arriving for an operation or procedure need to go to Surgical Arrivals on the 2nd Floor of the Surgical Block (map located below).

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.