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Redevelopment of hospital—important information for patients, visitors and staff

17 January 2011

The first major redevelopment of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital since it opened in 1993 is now well underway—this exciting project is due to reach some significant landmarks this month.

The first major redevelopment of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital since it opened in 1993 is now well underway—this exciting project is due to reach some significant landmarks this month.

Alternative access to the hospital this Tuesday and Wednesday evening

A major development of the lower ground floor of the hospital is set to create a new, modern environment for many outpatient services and a new set of escalators from the ground floor to the lower ground floor—which will improve access for patients—will be installed this Tuesday 18 January and Wednesday 19 January overnight.

During these two evenings, the main reception entrance doors will be closed from 6pm–6am and so visitors will be asked to enter the hospital via the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Entrance which is located at the side of the hospital and is accessible via Nightingale Place.

A hoarding has also been erected around one of the two sets of revolving doors at the main reception entrance because this set of doors needs to be temporarily removed so that the escalator can be moved into the hospital ready for construction.

We apologise for any congestion caused as a result of this temporarily reduced access to the hospital—normal access should be restored during the week beginning Monday 24 January.

Diabetes patients first to experience new outpatient area

Work started in August 2010 to redevelop a large area of the lower ground floor to accommodate outpatient services currently based in Outpatients 1 on the first floor and in the Beta Cell Diabetes Centre on the second floor.

The Beta Cell Diabetes Centre will move into the new space on Monday 31 January with the remainder of those outpatient services to follow on Monday 14 March.