Demolition at Kelowna General Hospital reroutes patients

For the next two weekends, patient dropoff locations will change because of the demolition of the old Pandosy Building at KGH.

Demolition work at Kelowna General Hospital is making room for the new Interior Heart and Surgical Centre.

Kelowna General Hospital says patients and visitors should be aware of changes to the way they access KGH during the next two weekends.

Because of the ongoing demolition of sections of the old Pandosy Building at KGH right next to the Rose Avenue public access corridor, the public entrance across from the parkade on Rose Avenue will be closed for safety reasons.

The Pandosy Building is being demolished to make room for the planed new $364 million Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at the hospital.

KGH officials ay the Rose Avenue entrance will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. and from Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, Dec.16 at 6 p.m.

During that time 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 hospital entrances:

  • The laboratory 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.
  • • The main hospital entrance (Centennial Building). Drop patients off at the main entrance off Pandosy Street.
  • The west side of KGH (Royal Building). Drop patients off at the west entrance from Strathcona Avenue.
  • There is parking for friends, family and visitors on the ground floor of the laboratory building, on the west side of the site (next to Abbott Street) and in the public parkade off Rose Ave.

Visitors to KGH using the public parkade on Rose Avenue can access KGH by walking around the east side of the hospital and entering the Centennial Building from Pandosy Street or by walking around the west side of the hospital and entering from Strathcona Avenue.

The hospitals advising patients to take extra time to get to appointments at KGH during the demolition and is encouraging carpooling, walking or using transit.

And it is remedying hospital suers to be respectful of neighbourhood residents when parking.


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