NEW works to enable the construction of Barnsley Hospital’s new £7.3m critical care unit began on Monday.

Hospital bosses have confirmed that there will be some disruption to the car park area immediately outside the main entrance, as well as how people are able to travel from the entrance to the blue and purple zones of the hospital.

A new pick-up and drop-off area will be created outside the hospital’s outpatients area due to the temporary loss of car parking spaces in the area.

A spokesperson said: “All these changes will be well signposted, and we will have someone available to help direct car park users to appropriate places.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause we hope you agree our extended and improved critical care unit will be worth this disruption.”