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Route from Area 7 Car Park to Main Hospital Entrance - Area 7

Burnley General Teaching Hospital, Casterton Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2PQ

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Route Information

  • The following information describes the route from the Area 7 Car Park to the Main Hospital Entrance - Area 7.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 60m.
  • The route takes approximately 3 minutes.
  • The route leads you over the service road and around the front of the building to the Main Hospital Entrance - Area 7.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac and concrete paving with some easy and moderate gradients in places.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossings and congested pathways.

Hospital Parking (Main Hospital Entrance Area 7)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the left of the Main Hospital Entrance Area 7.
    • 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 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 350cm x 600cm.
    • 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 Main Hospital Entrance Area 7.
    • 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 do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • There is not 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 dropped kerbs.
    • 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 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Main Hospital Entrance Area 7.

Main Area 7 Car Park to Pedestrian Crossing

  • Exit the Main Area 7 Car Park and head towards to the Main Hospital.
  • The surface is tarmac and has a slight upwards slope towards a pedestrian walkway.
  • At the pedestrian walkway there is a medium upwards slope with hand rails on both sides.
  • The width of the slope is 230cm.
  • At the top of the slope there is a dropped kerb immediately before a pedestrian crossing.

Pedestrian Crossing to Main Pavement

  • The markings for the crossing are slightly faded.
  • Cross over the pedestrian crossing.
  • The road surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving on the other side of the crossing.
  • The pavement is tarmac.

Main Pavement to Main Hospital Entrance Area 7 Entrance

  • The main pavement has an upwards slope towards a slabbed pavement.
  • The slabbed pavement is uneven.
  • The slabbed pavement leads towards the Main Hospital Entrance - Area 7.
  • There is a sheltered canopy above parts of the pavement.
  • There are supports for the canopy at the side of the pavement along with bollards.
  • The width between the bollards is 150cm.
  • The pavement has a slight downwards slope towards the Main Hospital Entrance Area 7 Entrance.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance Area 7)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Briercliffe Road.
    • 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.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 127cm .
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 137cm (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 176cm.
    • 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 168cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.