Basingstoke Hopsital Entrance
Anyone recently visiting Basingstoke hospital will have noticed the restricted road access at the main entrance. This work is involving a complete update of the fracture clinic, which is where patients who have orthopaedic injuries visit for outpatient appointments. This work will increase the space available for patients and clinicians and is very much aimed at improving the patient experience. The changes will also see the plaster room where casts are fitted move to within the fracture clinic. At the same time, a ‘self checkin’ service will be introduced to speed up the process of letting the team know you have arrived for your appointment. Because of the safety risks with contractor heavy vehicle movements, for the 8 weeks of planned work, the Trust has revised the access for vehicles dropping people at the main entrance; for those with disabled badges or arriving by foot there is no change, but for the rest, patients can be dropped off either at the side of the hospital near the entrance from the main carpark, or in front of the Sherborne building. It is hoped that this work will result in the same level of improvement as has been achieved with the changes to the emergency department. These improvements have created significantly more space and a far better environment for patients, especially the paediatric area, which now has child orientated pictures painted on the walls and an abundance of toys. It is very much hopped we can look forward to yet another marked improvement to our local hospital, as it continues to provide the best for the community it serves.