Construction of a 3 storey entrance block
on the site of the Care of the Elderly building, to serve as the main hospital entrance and will contain foyer, reception, caf, shop, lift lobby, stairs and hospital office accommodation.
The lower floors of the entrance blocks
are clad in local Donegal shale, and the top floors consist of timber and glass.
The former Moet & Chandon 'champagne lounge' area at the front now lies empty, with the entrance blocked
by traffic cones.
Ten of eleven major West Bank cities have at least one entrance blocked
off and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says there are currently 522 checkpoints in the territory."The Freedom Riders seek to highlight Israel's attempts to illegally sever occupied East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank, and the apartheid system that Israel has imposed on Palestinians in the occupied territories," according to the press release.The riders will "attempt to board" buses on the 15th, but there is no precedent suggesting they will be allowed or prohibited.
The hospital in Manama, the capital, even became part of the battleground -- its entrance blocked
by tanks and soldiers who took wounded protesters seeking treatment to jail.