Changes to patient drop off zone at the Southmead Hospital site

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Patient Drop-Off zone - currently located in Chapel Way next to Beaufort House on the Southmead Hospital site - will be moving to a new location from Monday September 30.

The new Patient Drop Off Zone will then be situated in the car park next to Elgar House on the Southmead Hospital site. Signs will be installed to advise of this move.

The area around Chapel Way will be coned off from Saturday 28 September. Parking personnel will be on hand to assist with this move.

The move will enable construction work on creating the new Bristol Breast Care Centre in the Beaufort House building to provide screening, diagnosis and after-care support for cancer patients.

Alongside the Bristol Breast Care Centre will be a new Macmillan Wellbeing Centre, providing emotional, practical and financial support for people affected by any type of cancer, their families, friends and carers.  

North Bristol NHS Trust has begun work on both centres which will open in May 2014. Until the new centre is built the service will continue to be based inside the main Southmead Hospital. 

Find out more about the new Bristol Breast Care Centre.

It is a huge time of change for the Southmead Hospital site as we embark on many construction projects, including the new Bristol Breast Care Centre, to improve the site and create new modern facilities.

Work on the new hospital - the Brunel Building - is on schedule and set for opening to patients on May 28 2014. Find out more about progress here.

Across the rest of the Southmead Hospital site building work is also taking place on a new extension to the Learning & Research building as well as work to improve the site's infrastructure.

We apologise for any inconvienience this work may cause our patients, staff and visitors. Please consider leaving extra time to travel to the hospital site before your appointment to take into account extra construction traffic on site.

Find out more about the new projects taking place within North Bristol NHS Trust to improve your healthcare services.