This briefing has been put together to keep you updated on recent developments as part of the Neonatal Unit redevelopment project, including changes to car parking and access to the hospital.
Ambulance bay works and additional car parking spaces near main reception
The bus shelter near the main entrance of the hospital has been out of use for some time. Merseytravel are arranging for it to be removed which will allow for additional car park spaces to be created.
Interserve (the lead contractor for the project) are also constructing two new footpaths around this area to maintain access to the main entrance and will begin undertaking the permanent bay construction for ambulances.
The temporary ambulance drop off space currently in place at the main entrance will remain active at all times during the works.
ANPR parking facilities and additional visitor parking
As part of the Trust’s installation of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) which will take place soon, space across the site is being earmarked for more visitor car parking in the near future. At the same time the car park spaces in front of the Outpatients entrance are due to be re-lined as disabled spaces.
The ANPR installation and the other adjustments to parking across the site during this period will generate approximately 50-60 additional spaces for staff and/or patients. However whilst this work is undertaken there will be a temporary loss of some spaces across the site and some disruption to the layout.
Patients and visitors are reminded to consider use of our overspill car park on Mulgrave Street if they are struggling to find a space on site, which is located over the road from the hospital off Upper Parliament Street where you will find available spaces between 7am – 6pm.
Accessing Liverpool Women’s site on foot
Finally, there have been a number of incidents where staff and visitors have been seen accessing the site on foot by climbing over the wooden fence on the periphery of the site near to the currently closed off pedestrian entrance (on the corner of Grove Street) and walking across the grass verge onto the carpark.
We would like to remind everyone that accessing the site in this way is unsafe and not permitted due to the number of blind spots and delivery vehicles on site as part of this project. Therefore as advised on the signage near the closed off entrance, please enter the site on foot via the entrance near the bus stop on Upper Parliament Street and only use allocated pedestrian access routes.