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Accrington Victoria Hospital, Haywood Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 6AS

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • From the M65

      Take the M65 to Junction 7.
      At the roundabout, take the exit on to Dunkenhalgh Way/A6185.
      Turn left on to Manor Place/B6231.
      Continue to follow B6231.
      At the roundabout, take the second exit on to Queens Road West.
      Turn right onto Haywood Road.
      The hospital will be on the right.

      From The Town Centre

      From Blackburn Road turn left on to King Street.
      At the roundabout, take the third exit on to Milnshaw Lane.
      Continue on Whalley Road/A680 to Haywood Road.
      Turn right at the first cross street on to Haywood Road.
      The hospital will be on the right.
    • There is a car park with standard and Blue Badge parking available at the hospital.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stops are on the A680 Whalley Road
      Buses that stop here include numbers 1, 6, 6b, 9,14, 15, 59c, 530, 547, 800, 867, 870, 907.
      The bus companies that operate the busses are Holmeswood Coaches, Lancashire Buses and Stagecoach Buses.
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Accrington Railway Station
      It is located just over 700m from the hospital, in the town centre.
      The station has step free access to all platforms.
      Taxis are available to take you to the hospital.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is not a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available on request.
  • BSL interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Customer Relations Team.
    • The Customer Relations Team is not located within the hospital.
    • It is located at Park View Offices, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Road Blackburn BB2 3HH.
    • The telephone number for the Customer Relations Team is 0800 587 2586.
    • The email address for patient advice, concerns and complaints is [email protected]
    • The email address for general enquiries is [email protected].

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the minor injuries unit and the rest of the hospital from the outpatients department.
    • Photographs 1 and 2 refer to level change 1 in the corridor between Outpatients and The Minor Injuries Unit.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the physiotherapy department from the minor injuries unit.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 refer to level change 2 in the corridor between the Minor Injuries Unit and Physiotherapy.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails are not provided in corridors.
    • Seating is provided in some corridors.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage and Wayfinding View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • The wayfinding signage includes some pictograms.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
    • Maps are provided at key intersections.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Hospital Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the hospital.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 8 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 600cm (7ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • 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 by the main entrance.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
  • 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 and throughout 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 by the main entrance.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • 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 clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 drop off points by the main entrance.
    • Two of them allow waiting for 20 minutes, the other is for 10 minutes.
    • There is a further drop off point by the Outpatients entrance.
    • The pay and display machine is located by the main entrance.
    • It has a slight slope in front of it.
    • The cash slot to the pay and display machine is 107cm high.
    • The buttons of the pay and display machine are 130cm high.

Getting To (General Office)

  • The General Office is/are located on the ground floor of the hospital.
  • Access to the General Office is via the main entrance.
  • Enter the main entrance and turn left.
    Turn right and follow the corridor.
    The General Office is on the right.
  • There is step free access to the General Office.
  • The General Office is approximately 20m from the main entrance.
  • There is a/are manual, heavy, double door(s) between the entrance and the department/service.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the carpark on the left.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 200cm.
    • The bollard(s) has/have a high 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 136cm (4ft 6in).
    • 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 180cm.
    • 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) 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 150cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient 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 both sides going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 117cm.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up the step(s).

Opening Times (General Office)

  • Monday 08:30 - 12:30.
  • Monday 13:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 12:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 12:30.
  • Wednesday 13:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 12:30.
  • Thursday 13:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 13:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 12:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Counter (The General Office)

  • The General Office is located in the main corridor on the ground floor.
  • The counter is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the counter is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • There are windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
  • The height of the counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 31/08/2023.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located within the Physiotherapy department.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest standard toilet is located within the X Ray department.

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