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Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Birch Ward

St Peter's Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PZ

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • St Peter’s Hospital is located between Woking and Chertsey, approximately 1.5 miles away from junction 11 of the M25.
      From junction 11 follow the A317 west until you reach a roundabout from where the hospital is signposted.
    • Parking Charges: Up to 20 minutes free for drop off. Up to 2 hours £4.50. 2-3 hours £5.50. 3-4 hours £6.50. 4-5 hours £7.50. 5-6 hours £8.00 Day rate (over 6 hours) £10.00 Weekly rate £25.00
      Blue Badge Parking: Blue Badge parking is free at our hospitals. Blue Badges must be displayed in your vehicle and can be shown or scanned on exit. All our disabled spaces are located close to the main hospital entrances and signs clearly direct the way for people with a disability. There is access on both sites for wheelchair users.
      At St Peter’s Hospital, disabled car parking is mainly located in the A and E car park. There is easy access into the corridor behind A and E. From here you can access the main reception area and the lift to other parts of the hospital. At Ashford, there are ramps at both the Main Entrance and the Outpatient Department entrances. Both sites have easy access to lifts.
      For those with mobility issues who find it difficult to reach our clinics or wards, wheelchairs are located at the main hospital entrances.
      Parking Concessions: We recognise that for some patients visiting our hospitals regularly car parking costs can be a burden. We therefore offer the following concessions which are applicable at both of our hospital sites: Frequent visitors: Weekly parking permit - £25.00 Patients attending Haematology / Oncology Day units: Free for period of treatment. Patients attending long term cardiac rehabilitation clinics: Free for period of treatment. Parents attending our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital: Three weekly permit - £20.00.
  • By Bus View
    • There are regular bus services operating to Ashford Hospital from Heathrow Airport, Hounslow and other surrounding areas.
      There is a White Bus 446 service that operates between the hospitals but this is only free for staff use.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train stations to the hospital are in Chertsey (approximately 1.8km away) or Woking (approximately 7.1km away). Both stations are on the main bus routes.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located on level 2 of the main hospital building, to the right as you enter the Outpatients level 2 main entrance.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01932 723 553.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected].
  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Volunteers can be found at major junctions throughout the hospital corridors.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request and large print on request.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.
  • Comments View
    • PALS can be contacted from any internal hospital phone by dialling 3553.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
  • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 560cm (10ft 6in x 18ft 4in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is a designated drop off point.
  • The drop off point is located in front of the entrance.
  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • Patient/visitor parking is situated in a number of places. These include pay and display and pay on exit car parks. There are a number of Blue Badge bays close to hospital entrances.
    • Unless you are visiting out of peak weekday hours it is recommended you park in the main Outpatients visitor car park where most spaces are available.
    • Parking charges are free for the first 20 minutes and then start at £3.50 for up to 2 hours, increasing by £1 an hour up to six hours. Parking machines accept the following coins: 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2; and also £5, £10 and £20 notes. Credit/debit cards are accepted by the pay stations. Please click here for more information.

Hospital Parking (Multi Storey Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the hospital main entrance.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 220cm (7ft 3in).
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 32 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 470cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 5in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located in front of the hospital main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment signs are located on level 2 of the car park.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located on level 2 of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to the Hospital View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The hospital entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Visitor parking is located on levels 2 and 2.5.
    • Blue Badge bays are located on level 2 and there is step free access from the bays to the hospital main entrance.
    • There is a steep slope to exit the car park and access the hospital main entrance.
    • There is a wheelchair collection and drop off point located next to the payment machines on level 2.

Getting To (Coronary Care Unit - CCU - Birch Ward)

  • Coronary Care Unit - CCU - Birch Ward is/are located on level 3 of the Duchess of Kent Wing.
  • Access to Coronary Care Unit - CCU - Birch Ward is via the Outpatients level 2 main entrance.
  • Enter via the Outpatients level 2 main entrance.
    Upon entering, proceed straight ahead and to the right past the escalators until you reach the lifts.
    Take the lift to level 3.
    Upon exiting the lift, turn right, then right again and make your way down the Duchess of Kent Wing level 3 main corridor.
    Continue straight until you reach another lift lobby on your left.
    Opposite the lift there is a corridor to the right, follow the corridor all the way to the end, up the ramps and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Birch Ward is located directly ahead.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to Coronary Care Unit - CCU - Birch Ward.
  • Coronary Care Unit - CCU - Birch Ward is approximately 113m from the level 3 lift.
  • There are resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • Comments View
    • Please be aware that the signage leading to Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Birch Ward from the main entrance also says 'Birch Acute Cardiac Unit' in some places.
    • The signage can be misleading and it changes as you approach the ward from Birch Acute Cardiac Unit to 'Coronary Care Unit/CCU'.

Outside Access (Outpatients Main Entrance - Level 2)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 200cm.
    • The bollard(s) does/do not have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • Standard manual wheelchairs are available for people to borrow at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 137cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the foyer.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Level 2 entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2 and 3.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 230cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls are over 130cm from floor level.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the lift lobby.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the Outpatients Wing level 2 entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are 2 and 3.
    • The escalators steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Level Change (Ramp on the approach to Coronary Care Unit - CCU - Birch Ward)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located along the corridor leading up to Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Birch Ward.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the ramp.
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 separate ramps/slopes along the corridor leading up to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Birch Ward.
    • The first ramp is detailed above and shown in photographs 1-2.
    • The second ramp along the corridor is moderate to steep and has handrails on both sides. There is a level landing at the top and the ramp is over 150cm wide (photographs 3-4).
    • The third ramp on the approach to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Birch Ward is also moderate to steep and has a handrail on the left going up.
    • The ramp is over 150cm wide and can be seen in photographs 5-6.

Ward (Coronary Care Unit - CCU - Birch Ward)

  • Ward Information View
    • This is a/an coronary cardiac ward.
    • This is a shared ward.
    • There is/are 4 bay(s) available.
    • There is/are 2 side room(s) available.
    • There is/are 21 bed(s) on this ward in total.
  • Ward Access View
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the ward.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is level access throughout the ward.
    • There is clear signage on the ward.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is some flooring on the ward which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Reception/Nurses' Station View
    • The height of the ward reception desk is 110cm.
    • There is a lowered section.
    • The height of the lowered section of the desk is 76cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available at the desk.
  • Relatives' Room View
    • There is not a relatives' room for the ward.
  • Example Side Room View
    • There is one side room available with an accessible ensuite.
    • The side room surveyed does have an accessible ensuite.
    • The width of the door opening into the side room is over 75cm.
    • The side room surveyed does not have a ceiling track hoist.
    • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed.
    • Bedside storage is available.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the side room is good.
    • The lighting levels in the side room are good.
    • The width of the door opening into the ensuite is over 75cm.
    • There is not a clear unobstructed turning space within the ensuite.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the ensuite include; a shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the ensuite is good.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are moderate to good.
  • Ward Features and Patient Facilities View
    • A hearing assistance system is not available on the ward.
    • The ward does not play background music.
    • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
    • A mobile hoist is not available on the ward.
    • There are washroom facilities for patients on the ward.
    • There are toilet facilities for patients on the ward.
  • Visitor Facilities View
    • There are no accessible toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • Accessible toilet facilities for visitors are located outside the ward and to the left.
    • There are standard toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • The visitors toilet is located just outside the ward entrance.
  • Visiting Times View
    • There are set visiting times for the ward.
    • Visiting times are 15:00 to 16:30 and 18:00 to 20:00.
    • The visiting times are the same for each day.

Washroom (Bay)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 4 washroom(s) of this type in the ward.
    • The washroom surveyed is located in Bay D.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 18m from the ward entrance.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This washroom is male.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written or text signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards and outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 196cm x 261cm (6ft 5in x 8ft 7in).
    • The washroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There are coat hooks at 163cm and 173cm from the floor.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The tap type is lever. It is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 130cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are pedal bin and clinical waste disposal units.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet has a lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 126cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 98cm.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • A shower chair is available.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available for the shower.
    • The shower tray is accessed via a steep slope.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is good.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.

Standard Toilet(s) (Visitors Toilet)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located to the left as you exit the ward.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m from the ward entrance.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The toilet seats have a good colour contrast.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 74cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located above and to the right of the wash basin.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (Outpatients Wing)

  • Changing Places facilities are located on level 2 of the Outpatients Wing, to the left from the Outpatients Wing level 2 entrance.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on level 1 of the Outpatients Wing, ahead from the lifts and on the right.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on level 2 of the Outpatients Wing, to the left from the Outpatients Wing level 2 entrance.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located on level 2 of the Outpatients Wing, to the left from the Outpatients Wing level 2 entrance, in the female standard toilets.

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