28/06/2021 | Press releases

Work to begin for new Ipswich Hospital main entrance

Building work to create a new main entrance and retail area at Ipswich Hospital starts early next month.

We are creating a spacious and welcoming main entrance close to most of our wards. The selection of shops will be announced soon.

From early next month (July), work teams will be closing off the main south reception entrance, the area outside and the inside shopping area.

Artist's impression of new main entrance and retail area at Ipswich Hospital

An artist’s impression of the new main entrance and retail area at Ipswich Hospital.

Everyone will be able to access (and exit) the south zone of the hospital using an entrance close to the bike racks, which takes people into the south ward corridor. Departments are signposted from inside.

The South reception helpdesk will stay open and can be easily accessed from the south ward corridor.

The way into the Emergency Department, Trauma and Orthopaedics and all other areas of the hospital remains unchanged.

The bus stops are not affected, but bike racks will be closed this week and users are asked to use racks elsewhere on site.
Some drop-off spaces and electric charging points for vehicles will also be out-of-action while the works take place.

Outpatients shops and the Courtyard restaurant remain open as usual. And, a mobile ‘Coffeelink’ van will be located close to the temporary entrance as the South entrance Costa will be closed.

Thank you for your patience as the works take place. The disruption is not long-term and we will be hugely improving your hospital as a result.

This development will pave the way for the development of a new dedicated Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) and new Emergency Department (ED).

And there’s more…

There are a number of really big building projects going on at ESNEFT.

£100 million is being invested over five years to change the face of our hospitals for the better and make sure our patients have the best possible environments.

To find out more about other big building projects at Ipswich Hospital, click HERE.

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