Work has recently started on the construction of Clinical Support Accommodation at Morriston Hospital and recent weeks have seen the evacuation and disposal of site of large quantities of earth in preparation for the construction of the foundations for the building.
The next stage in the building programme will be the construction of a retaining wall which will allow the rest of the site to be cleared and building works start in earnest. This retaining wall will ensure the continued stability of the road running between the Multi Storey car park and the Main Entrance of the hospital which for the period of these works will need to be closed to traffic although Pedestrian access will still be available.
Work will commence on the 13th October and while the retaining wall is being constructed the current route for buses, taxis and private vehicles will need to be amended slightly for a period of 3 – 4 weeks from this date as shown on the attached plan. During this period buses will go straight down the hill and the bus stop outside Maes-y-Gwernon Hall will be put back into use while the bus stops on the closed road and outside the Out Patients Department will no longer be in use. On completion of the works the road will be re-opened to traffic and the bus stops will return to use until the Out-patient Department is transferred into the new HVS building.
Other traffic accessing the main entrance will need use the road adjacent to the Out Patient Department.
The Health Board apologises for any inconvenience this action will cause to patients, visitors and staff but it is necessary to ensure the continued safe access to services during the construction period.
Regular updates will be provided on the changes being made to the hospital, but if you have any specific questions, please contact the Health Vision Swansea Team on 01792 532453 or HVS@wales.nhs.uk.
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