Public urged to plan ahead for forthcoming road closure

Communications TeamNews

Patients, visitors and staff are being advised to plan ahead when visiting Hull Royal Infirmary from next week.

As Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust continues to improve its facilities and services, resurfacing and improvement works are set to take place at the main entrance to the Hull Royal Infirmary site, also known as Lansdowne Street.

From Tuesday 2nd May 2017, Lansdowne Street will have a full road closure in place, meaning patients and visitors will only be able to access the hospital site via Fountain Street and Arlington Street. Disabled parking will continue to be available in the car park immediately in front of the HRI tower block, with access via Arlington Street.

The works are expected to take around eight weeks in total.

Duncan Taylor, Director of Estates Development for the Trust says:

“The works set to be carried out will ultimately improve access for all patients and visitors, and enable a smooth passage of emergency vehicles to the site.

“We have taken the decision to put in place a temporary road closure on Lansdowne Street to ensure these works are carried out as quickly as possible, resulting in minimal disruption.

“Diversions will be put in place and emergency services have been advised of the forthcoming closure. For the duration of the works, parking will be prohibited on both Arlington and Fountain Street, to ensure access is maintained for emergency vehicles.”

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that these works may cause, and we would like to reiterate that we are committed to improving the facilities in and around our hospital sites for the people of Hull and the East Riding.”