The Emergency Department at Gosford Hospital will move to Level 3 of the tower from May 31, and there will be permanent changes to Holden St from that date.
The changes will alter vehicle access to the Emergency Department (ED) as part of the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment. From 8:00am on May 31, the new Gosford Hospital ED will have new pedestrian and vehicle access points from Holden St, and the current driveway access to the existing ED/Main Entry drop-off zone on Holden St will close. All vehicles will use the new road access to the new ED drop-off zone (further north) in Holden St. From the new drop-off zone, there is direct access to the ED on Level 3, and stairs or lift access to the existing Main Entry on Level 4.
Pedestrian paths will be changed, but access will be maintained from both ends of Holden St. From 8:00am on June 30, Holden St will become a no-through road, to allow the construction of the new multistorey car park and its pedestrian access to the hospital. This means the middle section of Holden St will be closed to all vehicles and U-turn bays will be constructed at both ends of the street.
Vehicle access to the ED and Main Entry drop-off zone will be from the Racecourse Rd (northern) end of Holden St. Vehicle access to the Central Coast Cancer Centre and Kullaroo Clinic will remain unchanged from the Faunce St (southern) end of Holden St. This work will also require the removal of parking spaces along both ends of Holden St. Pedestrian access to the hospital will be maintained from both ends of Holden St.
Source: Media alert, May 21 Central Coast Local Health District media