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Tour of Britain – advice for patients and visitors

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017
Tour of Britain – advice for patients and visitors

The Tour of Britain Stage 2 is coming to Northumberland on Monday 4 September 2017.

The race – which starts at Kielder Water and finishes in Blyth – will be passing close to a number of our sites.

Access will be maintained at all times and services will operate as normal however people wishing to access these sites should be aware of the following:

Rothbury Community Hospital: rolling road closures 11am-12.30pm.

Alnwick Infirmary: roads in the town centre will be closed 10.30am-3.30pm. Access to the hospital from the south is unaffected.

Morpeth NHS Centre/Whalton Unit: rolling road closures in the town centre 2pm-3.30pm.

Blyth Community Hospital: there will be a diversion 1pm-4.30pm with access via Regent Street/Wright Street and vehicular access to the rear of the hospital. There will be rolling road closures in other areas of the town 2.30pm-4pm.

These areas will be busy and we’re encouraging people attending either these sites for a planned appointment, minor injuries or visiting a loved one to allow extra time for their journey, consider using public transport and use alternative routes where appropriate.

For full route information including maps detailing the road closures and estimated arrival times of the race, plus information about events going on along the route, visit here

Information is also available on the organiser’s website, click here.