New doors on the way at Peterhead Hospital

The doors at Peterhead Community Hospital are set to undergo a major overhaul.
The doors at Peterhead Community Hospital are set to undergo a major overhaul.

Work will start this month on a major improvement to the main entrance and the casualty entrance to Peterhead Community Hospital.

Access to the hospital will be maintained round the clock throughout the project and there will be signs at both entrances to direct patients, visitors and staff.

The new, electronic folding doors are designed to open more efficiently, improve disabled access, and to protect the temperature in the immediate area of the main hospital entrance waiting area and casualty area. The doors are suitable for wheelchairs, beds and trolleys.

“Our current doors are old and don’t open or close as efficiently as we would like for our patients and visitors,” said Pam Gowans Head of Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership.

“This essential work will start in the week of March 17th and is planned to run during that week. This will mean other entrances will be used to get in and out of our hospital and these will be clearly marked. Anyone bringing a car should consider the best place to park, during this temporary arrangement.

“I would like to thank everyone in advance for their understanding during this improvement work.”

The temporary arrangements will run on the following dates:

March 17–19: 8am–6pm: Use Health Centre or Casualty doors; 6pm–8am: Use Casualty door only

March 19-21: 8am–6pm: Use Main Hospital Door or Health Centre 6pm–8am: Use Main Hospital Door only