Health chiefs at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals issue advice for Olympic torch relay day
Health chiefs at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are asking patients to be aware of potential traffic delays and added parking pressures when the Olympic torch passes the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on Monday, 25th June at around 5.30pm.
The Trust’s hospitals will be running a normal day of services but are stressing that out patients and visitors will find it more difficult to get to and from city’s hospital as people from around the area come to see the torch.
The Trust is also advising that visitors who are planning to see their friends or relatives in either Weston Park Hospital, Jessop Wing or the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, should allow extra time for their journey to avoid being caught up in possible heavy traffic.
The 5.30pm and 6.30pm H1 shuttle bus, which runs from Royal Hallamshire Hospital to the Northern General Hospital, will also be affected on this day, with delays of up to 30 minutes expected.
Professor Hilary Chapman, Chief Nurse/Operating officer, said the Trust had been working hard to make sure that it was business as usual at its hospitals on the day of the relay but stressed that visitors will have to be aware that parking and driving to the hospital could be affected.
She said: “We have had robust plans in place for many months to make sure that all of our services will not be affected by the Olympic Torch relay and we are looking forward to seeing it pass so close to our hospitals. However, we would like to make sure that patients and visitors are fully aware of the issues that might arise on the day.”
The Torch Route – Monday June 25th
- The Flame arrives in Sheffield on Monday 25 June at 16.45 in Chapeltown. The route is then Chapeltown Cowley Hill (A629) then Ecclesfield Road (A6135).
- 17.05 arrives in Ecclesfield; The route is then Ecclesfield Road (A6135), Church Street (B6087), Stocks Hill (B6087), Yew Lane (B6087), Chaucer Road (B6087), Chaucer Close. At this point the torch relay team board the bus and go into convoy mode. The torch isn't visible to public.
- 17.40 arrives at Hillsborough; The route is then Leppings Lane (B6079), Parkside Road (A6102), Hillsborough Park, Parkside Road (A6102), Penistone Road North (A61), Hoyle Street (A61), Brook Hill (A57), Clarkson Street, Glossop Road (B6069), Clarkehouse Road (B6069), Brocco Bank.
- 18.40 arrives at Ecclesall; The route is then Ecclesall Road (A625), St Mary's Gate (A61), Eyre Street (A621), Arundel Gate (A621), Norfolk Street, Surrey Street, Leopold Street and finally arrives at the evening celebration in Barkers Pool. .