At Cheltenham General we will be investing up to £14.5m on improving surgical facilities by building a new Day Surgery Unit and two additional theatres


At Cheltenham General we will be investing up to £14.5m on improving surgical facilities by building a new Day Surgery Unit and two additional theatres. In doing so this will help to:

  • Increase theatre capacity.
  • Reduce cancellations.
  • Improve waiting times for elective care.


Building works disruption

From week commencing 1 November

Keynsham Road side of the hospital

Pedestrian entrances

Internal and external signage directs staff, deliveries and patients to alternative entrances while building works are ongoing

  • The Samaritans entrance remains closed
  • The CSSD entrance door will be closed between 3 November – 7 December
  • The Avening and St Paul’s entrances are now the principal entrances on this side of the hospital, both internally and externally. Please use these to avoid placing additional pressure on the Oncology entrance.

Internal Maps of the hospital

Partial road closures

  • There will be partial temporary road closures in the St Paul’s car park to enable cable diversions for the new Day Surgery Unit build.
  • The first section of road will be closed from 6-8 November and another section will be closed between 8 and 13 November. It will reopen at a reduced width (sufficient for a single car) until 13 December. There will be access through the car park throughout the duration of these works and signage for diversions will be in place. 

Hospital maps are available in our travel and parking section

On Saturday 2 October 2021

On Saturday 2 October, there is likely to be more noise close to the site as brick removal is undertaken outside Chedworth Day Unit

From Monday 2 August 2021

  • The Good Samaritan entrance will be closed to facilitate construction of the new Day Surgery Unit. St Paul's entrance remains open.
  • This means that access to Chedworth Suite will be via the Oncology Centre entrance. This affects patients attending the Day Surgery Unit, Surgical Assessment and Chronic Pain. Directional signage will be in place.
  • Parking: hoardings will be erected in the Oncology patient parking area with the loss of a small number of parking spaces although the car park will be reconfigured to create additional spaces. Three disabled parking bays will be relocated nearby.


  • The Oncology Entrance doors are open from 6am – 9pm on weekdays. Outside these hours and at weekends, if you have called the Chemotherapy helpline out of hours and directed to attend Lilleybrook Ward, a member of staff will come to the entrance doors to let you into the building.
  • Oncology Access: Access to the Oncology centre is largely pedestrian-only from Monday 2 August. Those arriving by car should be dropped on Keynsham Road or alternatively by St Paul’s entrance, although traffic queues may occur.
  • Oncology Permit Parking: Limited Oncology parking is available for permit holders but additional dedicated parking is is also available at College Baths car park

Changes to the location of oncology car park due to site works

If you have any questions or comments about these works, please contact