Upgrade works at Pinderfields Hospital

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Upgrade works at Pinderfields Hospital

A temporary building is being constructed next to our A&E department. This will be used as a ‘Decant Ward’ and will be in place to accommodate patients whilst upgrade and maintenance works take place within the hospital.

This means that access to the A&E car park will be closed off. Please see the following information on what to do if you need to come to our A&E department.

Please enter through the main Pinderfields Hospital entrance or use the emergency A&E drop-off area.

Where do I park?

If you need to drop off a patient urgently, please follow the signs to the A&E drop off area shown on the map below. This can also be used for patients accessing our children's assessment unit (CAU) in emergency situations and certain patient groups, which includes:For car parking – please park in the main visitor car park. The A&E car pack will be closed.

map of the route to the A&E drop off

How to I get to the A&E department?

  • Please enter the A&E department through the main entrance of Pinderfields Hospital. Please see the map below.
  • Once inside the building, please turn left, through the doors labelled ‘Emergency Department’ and follow the signs on the corridor walls to A&E. Please also use this route to exit A&E.

map of route to A&E through Pinderfields hospital

Why are construction works taking place?

Consort, in conjunction with its partners, will begin constructing a temporary building to be used as a ‘Decant Ward’. This building will be in place to accommodate patients whilst upgrade and maintenance works take place within the hospital.

The construction of this building will take approximately one year, and when completed, upgrade works will begin. Initially this ‘Decant Ward’ will be configured as a 16-bed facility to allow ventilation, maintenance and other upgrade works to be undertaken in ICU and Haematology during 2023. Once these works are completed the ward will be reconfigured into a 40-bed ward allowing further works to proceed in the remaining Gates, continuing for the next few years until early 2027.