March 03, 2014 - 11:07 AM
Please be advised that Rose Ave. on the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) campus from the east parkade to Pandosy St. will be closed for one week: Monday, March 10 to Sunday, March 16.
In order to access the KGH parkades from Pandosy St., visitors to KGH are asked to detour down Royal Ave. or Christleton Ave., onto Abbott St. and enter the KGH site from the west end of Rose Ave.
This closure is necessary to allow the lifting of equipment into the mechanical penthouse of the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre, currently under construction at the corner of Pandosy St. and Rose Ave.
The construction company, PCL Constructors, will have flag people on hand for the duration of the work, and detour signs will clearly indicate the new traffic patterns. Please be courteous to the flag people as they try to do a difficult job under hazardous conditions.
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.
Non-emergency patients may be dropped off at one of three entrances:
Lab building (Dr. Walter Anderson Building). Take the elevator to the third floor and walk across Pandosy Skywalk to access the Centennial Building and the rest of the KGH site.
Main hospital entrance (Centennial Building). Drop patients off at the main entrance off Pandosy Street.
West side of KGH (Strathcona Building). Drop patients off at the west entrance from Strathcona Avenue.
We are doing everything we can to ensure visitors to KGH – especially those visitors who are most vulnerable – experience as little inconvenience as possible as we expand patient care services at KGH.
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.
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