West Suffolk Hospital will have a new face thanks to a £250,000 makeover.
Work begins on Monday to improve the front of the building, making its entrances better defined.
Entrances to the emergency department, main building and therapy services will be refurbished, lighting and signage will be improved and unnecessary seats and signs removed.
It will use low maintenace materials so it should stay loking good without constant work.
The plans include a new smoker’s shelter to move smokers away from the main entrance.
Friends of West Suffolk Hospital have made a donation which will pay for automatic doors to the therapies entrance.
Jan Bloomfield, execuitive director of workforce and communications, said: “Patients, staff and visitors have all been asking us to spruce up the front of the building for some time. It will make the whole hospital look much brighter and more welcoming for our patients.
“We hope everyone will like the improvements when work is complete this autumn.”
During the work, the access road directly in front of the hospital will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. Parking for blue badge holders will be limited.