Changes at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
At Gloucester, we are investing up to £30m on improving the Emergency Department and acute medical care facilities.
Improvements will include the extension of the Acute Medicine Initial Assessment (AMIA) area, which provides an improved same day emergency care provision, the extension of the Acute Medical Assessment Unit, which will increase the bed space by 17 beds and enable the centralisation of acute medicine at GRH along with improved Mental Health provision and the conversion of non-clinical space within Gallery Wing to create a new 24-bed ward. In doing so this will help to:
- Increase ward space and the number of patient beds.
- Improve flow through the Emergency Department and urgent care more broadly, enhancing our ability to deal with surges, improving patient waiting times and improving patient experience.
- Create the capacity to develop Radiology Services leading to more consistent delivery against the access standards.
Building works progress
Building works disruption
From 13 December: Access to Gallery Wing
Due to major building works, pedestrian access to wards in Gallery Wing at GRH is changing from 13 December. This may impact patients, visitors and colleagues from the Trust and GMS.
To enable the installation of a new steel frame; access to the sloping link corridor between Gallery ground floor and the access corridor to the Fosters restaurant, will be restricted:
- Access will only be permitted for bed transfer, hot food delivery, disabled patients and crash calls.
- Others will need to access Gallery Wing via the lift/stairs, externally through Tower Block entrance and around Gallery externally.
- For patients and visitors arriving from the Tower Car Park, please go directly to Gallery Wing as shown on the map, rather than accessing via the Tower entrance.
Restrictions will only be in place between 7.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri; outside of these times, access will be unrestricted.
From week commencing 1 November
Main atrium entrance
- Works in this area are now complete; the drop-off points are now available once again and we have been able to provide an additional disabled parking space, making 7 in total for this area.
Tower Block entrance
- Bus stops outside the Tower entrance: please avoid drop-offs around this point as traffic is heavier or if you are dropping off or being dropped off; please observe signage as this causes issues with construction traffic and bus turning
- Disabled parking: please do not park or pull over on the double yellow lines parallel to the A&E department as this causes issues with ambulance drop-offs
Hospital maps are available in our travel and parking section
From Monday 11 October
The temporary bus stop on Great Western Road will return to its original position on site at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital outside the Tower Car Park from Monday 11 October .
From Friday 24 September
- Main atrium entrance: from Friday 24 September, the path outside the main atrium entrance will be restricted near the drop-off points. While access will be preserved for both pedestrians and drivers, this will temporarily result in the partial loss of drop off points. These will be re-provided and once complete, there will be additional disabled car parking spaces.
- From Friday 24 September owing to the ongoing road works, the traffic lights for ambulances will stop functioning for a period of 2-3 weeks, so people are advised to take extra care when crossing these roads within the site
- Preparation to commence work on the new ED Majors build continues
From Monday 23 August
Dermatology Outpatients at GRH:
- From Monday 23 August, Dermatology Outpatients at GRH is moving from its current location in the main atrium to new purpose-built premises close to GRH at the Aspen Centre. The move will give staff and patients much improved facilities and a better environment. Patients have been individually contacted to let them know.
- At the Aspen Centre, there is limited parking for blue badge holders, so patients may choose to park at GRH and walk to their appointment following the simple map below, or use the no. 6 or 94U buses from GRH. Alternatively, you may choose to be dropped off at the Aspen Centre and picked up afterwards.
- Unauthorised parking at the Aspen Medical Centre may result in a fine
From Monday 16 August
- The existing Tower Block entrance will be closed and the new Temporary Tower block entrance will be in place from Monday 16 August. Directional signage will be in place for patients and staff.
- The Volunteer's Desk from the Tower entrance will be relocated at the Tower Lift lobby.
- The shops in the Tower corridor and the chapel remain open for staff, patients and visitors
- The 4 Accessible (Disabled) car parking spaces outside the Tower Block will be suspended from Monday 16 August. Nearest alternative accessible parking is in front of the Multi-storey car park entrance
Some staff Car Parking spaces on the side of Gallery Wing will be temporarily lost from Monday 16 August
From Monday 26 July
- From Monday 26 July, hoardings will be erected adjacent to the Tower Block and a compound established.
- Works will also commence on 26 July on reconfiguring the road network at the front of the Tower, which will require all bus stops to be relocated.
- The 99 bus stop will be on Great Western Road (opposite main entrance).
As part of our building work at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, we’re looking to make our site easier to navigate for patients with disabilities and that includes providing additional accessible parking spaces.
We already have several dedicated areas for accessible parking around our sites, which are indicated in pink here on our new map. Particularly while building work is ongoing, you may find it useful to refer to this map and choose the spaces that are closest to where you have your appointment.
If you have any questions or comments about these works, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org