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Disruption at the L&D – updated 16th July

During this period of disruption within the L&D site we appreciate car parking has become extremely difficult. We strongly encourage patients and visitors to use alternative transport (bus, walking or getting dropped off) and leave additional time if you need to park your car on site. 

We advise leaving an additional 30 minutes to ensure you are not rushing to your appointment.

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.




Relocation of Gynaecology outpatient clinics

The majority of gynaecology outpatient clinics have now been relocated and are situated outside main reception (red brick building by back rack. 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.