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20 January 2011, 14:47
Work to demolish the old Edith Cavell Hospital in Peterborough has started.
The hospital closed in November, when health services in Peterborough started moving across to the new multi-million pound City Hospital.
Now, the old hospital is being knocked down, to allow the road into the new hospital to be widened.
The work will also make space for extra disabled parking spaces.
To allow the demolition work to proceed, the main entrance to the new Peterborough City Hospital and the entrance to the emergency department are closed from 8am to 3pm on Saturday 22nd January.
Angela Broekhuizen, Associate Director of Projects said: "The works will take place dependent upon the weather.
If we have high winds, for example, we may not be able to ensure site safety and will have to postpone.
However, it will make a big difference to the area at the front of the hospital if we can go ahead on Saturday.
We are working closely with Brookfield Construction to ensure the disruption to patients does not extend to beyond 3pm on Saturday."