Mark Parsons, head of estates at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, explained: “The flooding has now subsided at the hospital and Howells Road car park has been reopened for vehicle access. Weather permitting, this will remain open until the works are finished for deliveries, emergency vehicles, patients and their visitors. Please can we ask all drivers to use the Howells Road entrance rather than Barton Mews to access the hospital, to minimise inconvenience to the residents. Please note that pedestrians will still only be able to access the hospital through Barton Mews.”
The demolition of the previous hospital building has been completed, and contractors are working to complete further car parking and a new entrance route from Barton Road. As part of these works, the Barton Road entrance to the hospital has been closed from Friday 14 February.
It is expected that the works will take approximately 8 weeks, weather permitting, and Seddons, the contractors, will be keeping us informed of their progress.
The community office on the hospital site will be accessible for pedestrians via the entrance door on Barton Road only.
Grateful to local residents
Julie Ellery, Matron of Tewkesbury Community Hospital said: “We still have porters on hand to help manage the flow of vehicles during peak times, which will hopefully ease pressure for patients, visitors and relatives. We appreciate that the flooding has caused additional issues, and we would like to thank the residents of Barton Mews for their patience and understanding throughout the construction of the hospital and while these final works are underway.”