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Demolition work begins at University Hospital of North Durham

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County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has started a programme of demolition and construction works on site at University Hospital of North Durham.

The works will ultimately create more space for positive future developments on the site and is part of the Trust's plans to continually improve patient care and experience.

An enclosure with plastic curtains is now in place at the Accident and Emergency entrance and exit during demolition activities to prevent dust.

Self-closing pedestrian doors will be located at either end of the enclosure. Pedestrians walking from Aykley Heads will be directed through the pedestrian doors in to the main entrance.

We apologise to local residents living near to University Hospital of North Durham for any inconvenience or disruption that may be caused during the works.
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Traffic marshals are in place during day and night shift hours to ensure that emergency department traffic is maintained throughout the works. Only emergency vehicles will be permitted through the enclosure and any staff or public vehicles will be stopped and redirected to the main car park.

Construction traffic will be restricted between the hours of 7am and 9am and 1:30pm and 3pm to make way for peak staff and visitors traffic.

Patient appointments at University Hospital of North Durham are going ahead as normal, unless you have been told otherwise directly. If you do have any concerns, please contact our appointmeants team on 0191 3332802.
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Patients and visits are advised to allow plenty of time to attend your appointment as the site is much busier than normal and unfortunately some parking bays will be resitricted during the works. Please consider using the Sniperley park and ride service.
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The windows in the main hospital will be closed for the duration of the demolition works, please do not open windows once they have been closed.

Additional Infection Control arrangements will be in place for cleaning.
We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused during the demolition works.


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