New traffic plan in place at St Luke's Hospital

Published 26/02/2013 | 05:24

New traffic arrangements are in place at St Luke's Hospital because of ongoing construction work.

A €13 million redevelopment project featuring a new Emergency Department, Acute Medical Assessment Unit, Day Services Unit (dedicated to the late Susie Long), Library/Education Centre (part funded by the UL - the University of Limerick and the RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and new hospital entrance and concourse is underway at St. Luke's.

From last Tuesday set down access was only at the main entrance door and at the outpatient clinic and x ray department.

Construction traffic only is allowed through the entrance from the Freshford Road and the new main entrance is the furthest of three main entrances from the city centre.

Other changes include a one way traffic system applies throughout the hospital grounds, additional car parking spaces have been provided at the main hospital car park and three new set down places have been made available outside the Emergency Department.

Pedestrian access from the main car park to the Hospital is through the Emergency Department entrance and an alternative pedestrian access from the car parks is to walk back out through the new main entrance at the Freshford side and walk left along the footpath to the hospital entrance at the city side.

The revised access and traffic arrangements will be signposted accordingly and designated staff will be in place to help members of the public to familiarise themselves with the arrangements.

Carlow People

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