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Hospital warns of Tour de France disruption to visiting

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is advising people to avoid afternoon visiting at York Hospital on Sunday 6 July during the Tour de France. Road closures are planned close to the route which are likely to affect the hospital.

Jan Aspinall, Deputy Director of Operations said: “Although Wigginton Road will not be affected by official road closure it is expected it will be severely congested due to nearby roads being closed. If a visit is necessary we suggest people travel early and walk, cycle or use public transport if possible.  We are hoping things will be back to normal by the evening visiting session at 6.30pm.”

Access to the hospital’s entrances will be monitored from 6pm on Friday 4  July to 7am Monday 7  July  to ensure parking for staff, patients and visitors only.  Visitors should park in the multi-storey car park except for blue badge holders who will remain unaffected. The entrance gates at Bootham will be closed to control access to both Bootham and York Hospitals for staff and visitors.

In preparing for the extra influx of people into the city, the hospital has increased capacity in the Emergency Department and maternity, and has an extra operating theatre on standby.

01 July 2014

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