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Beckton Ward

Newham University Hospital, Glen Road, Plaistow, London, E13 8SL

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • The main hospital building and the West Wing are on Glen Road, Plaistow. The Gateway Surgical Centre is on Cherry Tree Way, at the end of Glen Road. Glen Road is off the A112 Prince Regent Lane, which connects Stratford to the north and the A13 Newham Way to the south of the hospital.
    • The main pay and display car park with Blue Badge bays is to the east of the hospital, close to the main entrance and St Andrew's Wing. There are also a small number of Blue Badge bays to the west of the hospital, near the West Entrance and the Urgent Care Centre and Emergency Department. The Gateway Surgical Centre has its own pay and display car park with Blue Badge bays.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses 276 and 376 travel along Glen Road and have stops close to the west entrance and the main entrance. Bus 276 also stops at the Gateway Surgical Centre. Buses 147, 262, 300 and 473 stop on Prince Regent Lane, close to Glen Road. The nearest stops are outside the Newham Sixth Form College. This is about 250m from the West Entrance to the hospital. All London buses have an automatic ramp and a dedicated space for wheelchair users.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train stations are West Ham and Stratford. Stratford is a major interchange with the underground, overground and DLR networks. There is also a bus station. Service 276 from here connects with the hospital. The nearest DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations are Prince Regent, Canning Town and West Ham. There is step-free access from train to street at all DLR stations.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Plaistow on the District and Hammersmith and City lines. There is no step-free access from platform to street at this station. Other nearby stations which do have step-free access include West Ham (which also serves the Jubilee Line, national rail and DLR) and Canning Town. Canning Town station serves the Jubilee Line and DLR and also has a bus station.
  • 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 the ground floor, in Zone 1 of St Andrew's Wing.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 0207 363 9292.
  • 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 do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Volunteers can be found at the West Entrance reception desk.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request and large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs, walking frames, mobile hoists, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • Wheelchairs are available from the portering service. Please ask at one of the receptions or in any department. Other mobility aids may be provided by wards or clinics.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.

Parking (Main Visitor Car Park - East Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is located in front of the hospital main entrance.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 487cm x 480cm (15ft 12in x 15ft 9in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the hospital main entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 55m (60yd 5in) from the hospital 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located just before the canopy leading to the main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • There is a machine to give change for parking just inside the main entrance.

Parking (West Entrance Blue Badge Parking and Drop Off Point)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is located near to the West Entrance and the Emergency Department.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 620cm (12ft 6in x 20ft 4in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the West Entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the West 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 dropped kerbs.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the right of the Urgent Care Centre and Emergency Department.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • There is no standard public parking on this side of the building.

Getting To (Beckton Ward)

  • Beckton Ward is/are located on the first floor of the main building, in Zone 12.
  • Access to Beckton Ward is via the West Entrance (nearest) or Main Entrance - St Andrew's Wing.
  • From the West Entrance, go ahead on the main corridor to the Zone 11 lift. Take the lift to the first floor and turn right as you exit. At the end of the corridor, turn right through the double doors to the right of the Prayer and Quiet Room. Beckton Ward is located at the end of the corridor on the right.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to Beckton Ward.
  • Beckton Ward is approximately 25m from the lift.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • There is some 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
    • Although the West Entrance is the nearest, visitors using the main car park, will enter from the Main Entrance - St Andrew's Wing.
    • Please see the guide to the main building for more details.
    • From the Main Entrance - St Andrew's Wing, continue along the corridor from Zone 1 to the Zone 11 lift (about 170m), then follow the directions as for the West Entrance.

Outside Access (West Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the west end of the building, near the Urgent Care and Emergency Department entrance.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 161cm.
    • 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 176cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and to the left of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is closed overnight between 21:00 and 06:00.

Other Floors (Main Corridor - Zones 3, 5, 9 and 11)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1.
    • The stairs are located off the main hospital corridor, next to each of the lifts.
    • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs at zones 3, 5, 9 and 11.
    • These are 25-50m apart.

Lift (Main Corridor - Zones 3, 5, 9 and 11)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the hospital corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G,1.
  • 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 155cm x 265cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 8in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical lifts at zones 3, 5, 9 and 11.
    • These are 25-50m apart.
    • At the time of our visit (May 2017) the Zone 11 lift was out of service.

Outside Access (Beckton Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Zone 12 on the hospital first floor corridor, opposite Plashet Ward.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There is an intercom at this entrance.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk/counter.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Opening Times (Visiting Hours)

  • Monday 11:00 - 12:00.
  • Monday 14:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 12:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 11:00 - 12:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 12:00.
  • Saturday 14:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 12:00.
  • Sunday 14:00 - 20:00.

Ward

  • There is level access in the ward.
  • The ward is female.
  • The ward is single sex.
  • There is/are 3 bay(s) available.
  • There is/are 2 side room(s) available.
  • The area/room/bay surveyed was Bay 1.
  • There is a/are door(s) to the area/room/bay.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked small extension leaf.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed(s)/between beds.
  • The bed(s) is/are adjustable.
  • The bed(s) has/have bedside storage.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.
  • Comments View
    • Bay 1 is located to the right as you enter.
    • Photograph 2 shows one of the side rooms.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Procedure Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Procedure Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is approximately 3m from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist can be brought in from another department.
  • There is not sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
  • There is not a chair.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Bathroom

  • Accessible bathroom facilities are available.
  • There is/are 2 accessible bathroom(s) in this ward.
  • There is/are 2 accessible bathrooms with wheel in showers.
  • Location and access View
    • The bathroom is female.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 240cm x 167cm (7ft 10in x 5ft 6in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • The bathroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the toilet seat.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin height is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap for the wash basin.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is shower chair.
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • A similar shower room is located next to this.

Washroom (Side Room)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 2 washroom(s) of this type in the ward.
    • The washroom surveyed is located in Isolation Room 4 (Bed 21).
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 20m from the ward entrance.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This is a female washroom.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 160cm x 285cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 4in).
    • The washroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • There is a push button alarm system in this washroom.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There is not a coat hook in the washroom.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The tap type is sensor. It is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 123cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet has a wall which can act as a back rest.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 the right.
    • 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 95cm.
    • 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 head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • There is a flip down/tip up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip down/tip up or fixed seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available.
  • 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 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 bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located past the ward reception and then to the left.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • This toilet is female only.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 215cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 120cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter the ward.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the ward entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet has a horizontal grab rail on the wall to the left of the toilet.
    • The nearest baby change facilities are in the ground floor toilets in Zones 12 and 1.

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