THE main entrance and reception for the maternity unit at Musgrove Park Hospital is closed during refurbishment work.

While the scheme is ongoing, it will remain closed every day between 8am and 5pm.

During these hours, for:

LABOUR WARD use the Fern ward entrance, round the far left of the unit by SNICU and Tops Nursery;

WILLOW WARD AND TRIAGE use the entrance round the far right of the unit, towards the main hospital building;

ANTENATAL CLINIC use the entrance directly to your left at the main entrance;

DRIVE-IN COVID-19 swabbing park outside the main entrance, call the Triage number (01823 343985) and wait in your car.

A hospital spokesman said: "The refurbishment works are part of a wider project to upgrade the maternity unit, improving the patient experience of our mothers and their families.

"The works are set to improve the reception area, as well as creating two new recovery rooms and an additional ultrasound scanning facility in our antenatal clinic.

"Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete this project – we can’t wait to share our new facilities with you once they are completed."