Sep 27, 2012 / 5:00 am
Non-emergency users of Kelowna General Hospital will have one less entrance to use next week due to demolition preparation.
Interior Health advises non-emergency patients use one of three entrances to the hospital: the Lab building (Dr. Walter Anderson Building), Main hospital entrance (Centennial Building), or the West side of KGH (Royal Building).
“Demolition of the Pandosy Building at KGH requires the closure of the current public entrance across from the parkade on Rose Avenue,” says Cam McAlpine, Interior Health Authority spokesman.
The new Interior Heart and Surgical Centre will replace the Pandosy building.
The entrance will be closed for about six weeks, starting Oct. 1. A new entrance and public access corridor will open on Nov. 12.
“There will be no change to the emergency patient dropoff. Patients requiring emergency treatment can be dropped off at the Emergency Department entrance on Royal Avenue.
“If possible, during this time, please plan to take extra time to get to appointments at KGH. Try to carpool, walk, or use transit. And please be respectful of the neighbourhood residents when parking,” McAlpine suggests.
There is parking for friends, family, and visitors on the ground floor of the lab building (Dr. Walter Anderson Building), on the west side of the site (next to Abbott Street), and in the public parkade (off Rose Ave).
Visitors to KGH using the public parkade on Rose Avenue can access KGH by walking around the east side of the hospital and entering the Centennial Building from Pandosy Street or by walking around the west side of the hospital and entering from Strathcona Avenue.
There will be a shuttle service to and from the public parkade lobby for visitors needing assistance.
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