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Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

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Getting To The Hospital (Royal Blackburn Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • The Royal Blackburn Hospital is located on Haslingden Road.
      Use the postcode BB2 3HH if using a sat-nav device.
      From Blackburn Bus Station continue along Salford, heading away from the town centre.
      When passing the traffic lights veer right and head along Cicely Lane until you reach the T-junction (Higher Audley Street/A6078).
      Turn right onto Higher Audley Street/A6078 and continue until the next junction.
      Turn left onto Bennington Street where the Hospital is signposted.
      Follow Bennington Street until the T junction for Haslingden Road.
      Turn left onto Haslingden Road and the Hospital is located on the left.
    • A designated disabled parking area is available at the main hospital reception, next to Visitor Car Park O.
      The main visitors car park is Car Park N, opposite the main hospital entrance. Limited places are also available at Car Park J.
      Entry to Car Park J for external visitors can only be accessed by credit or debit card. On entry, insert a credit or debit card into the barrier reader. The card will be read, the entry date and time recorded, the card will then be returned. When the card has been removed the entry barrier will be raised to allow access.
      On exit, please insert the same card into the barrier reader. The card will be read, the exit date and time recorded, and the cost calculated and receipt produced. When the card has been removed the barrier will be raised to exit.

      Please note - Car Park J cannot be accessed via the M65.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop located close to the main entrance.
      You can use Metro's online journey planner to start to plan your journey by bus.
      The Hospital Trust has made a commitment to provide free transport services between Burnley General Hospital and the Royal Blackburn Hospital for patients and visitors.
      The service is now operational, running from 06:15 to 21:30 (the last bus) Monday to Friday. A reduced service will operate on weekends and bank holidays.
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest rail station is Blackburn, 1.2 miles away.
      To view the route please use the google map link below.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Volunteers can be found at the Customer Relations desk at the main hospital reception.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request and different languages.
  • 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.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact main reception.
  • Other languages, documents and interpreters can be requested in advance.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Customer Relations Team located within the hospital.
    • The Customer Relations Team is located at the main hospital reception desk.
    • 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].

Hospital Parking (Main Accessible Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located to the right of the main hospital building.
    • 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 370cm x 470cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • 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 outside the main hospital entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does 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 entrance to the car park, 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 not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located at the front 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main hospital entrance.
  • Comments View
    • If the accessible car park is full Blue Badge holders can park in the main visitor car park or Old Bank Lane car park.

Hospital Parking (Main Visitor Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the right of the main hospital building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located outside the main hospital entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does 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 throughout the car park and at the payment machines in the hospital building.
    • Payment machines are located outside the main hospital 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
  • Comments View
    • There is a time limit of 10 minutes at the drop off point outside the main hospital entrance.

Hospital Parking (Day Surgery/Dialysis Unit Accessible Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located outside the Dialysis Unit building.
    • 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 260cm x 520cm.
    • There is not 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 outside the entrances to the Day Surgery and Dialysis Unit.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
  • 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 60m (65yd 1ft) from the level 2 entrance.
  • Comments View
    • This car park cannot be accessed via the main entrance. Access to this car park is from Haslingden Road, opposite KFC.
    • Parking for the Dialysis unit is still free.

Getting To (The General Office)

  • The General Office is/are located on the mezzanine floor.
  • Access to the General Office is via the Day Surgery entrance.
  • Enter via the Day Surgery entrance and go through the double doors. Continue down the corridor and the General Office is located on the left.
  • There is step free access to the General Office.
  • The General Office is approximately 23m from the Say Surgery entrance.
  • There is a/are manual, double door(s) which may be difficult to open between the Day Surgery entrance and the department/service.
  • There are not resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Day Surgery Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the hospital, opposite the main car park.
    • 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Covid sanitiser station at this entrance and numerous items of signage regarding social distancing. the sanitiser station offers a mixture of wall-mounted and hand-held sanitisers with heights ranging from 76cm to 135cm.

Opening Times (General Office)

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

Counter

  • The General Office counter is located on the mezzanine floor.
  • The counter is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the Day Surgery entrance.
  • Clear signage for the counter is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wall mounted hand sanitiser to the right of the counter at a height of 140cm.

Inside Access (Counter Corridor)

  • There is level access once inside.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Mezzanine Level)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the mezzanine main corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Day Surgery entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 206cm x 200cm (6ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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 lever.
    • 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 non-infectious 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 for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • 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 97cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available within this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Mezzanine Level)

  • 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 on the main mezzanine corridor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 31m (33yd 2ft) from the Day Surgery entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the main mezzanine corridor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Day Surgery entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are moderate to good.

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