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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 304, 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 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 can be found at the West Entrance reception desk.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to 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 porter 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.
  • Comments View
    • The Bilingual Health Advocacy and Interpreting Service (BHAIS) provides a dedicated service to patients, relatives and carers who do not speak English as a first language, who use sign language or who have learning disabilities.
    • Please see the guide to The Bilingual Health Advocacy and Interpreting Service for further details.
    • There are cash machines on the main corridor at junction 2 and junction 10.
    • There is a public telephone at junction 2 and mini cab freephones at junction 2 and 12 on the main corridor.
    • There is also a public telephone and mini-cab freephone just inside the Urgent Care and Emergency Department entrance.

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.
  • 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.

Getting To (Voluntary Services)

  • Voluntary Services is/are located on the ground floor, just beyond the main entrance and to the right.
  • Access to Voluntary Services is via the main entrance.
  • Enter via the main entrance and Voluntary Services is just before the reception on the right.
  • There is step free access to Voluntary Services.
  • Voluntary Services is approximately 12m from the main entrance.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - St Andrew's Wing)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the east end of the building, facing the main visitor car park.
    • 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 120cm.
    • The bollard(s) has/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 hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 227cm.
    • 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 227cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is closed overnight between 21:00 and 06:00.

Opening Times (Voluntary Services)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Voluntary Services Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the St Andrew's Wing entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

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 welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • Some pictorial signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in Zone 1 on the hospital's ground floor corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)

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