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Radiotherapy Unit

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NA

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Getting To The Hospital (Basingstoke and North Hampshire Main Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital is located on the A340, Aldermaston Road in Basingstoke.
      The hospital is signed from the Ring Road.
    • There are five car parks at the hospital which are well signed.
      There is a main car park located on one side of the site with accessible car parks located at the main entrance, level A entrance, DTC entrance and the Sherborne entrance.
      There are drop off points located at the main entrance and level A entrance.
      The Blue Badge bays are well marked with additional signage at windscreen height.
      Please allow extra time on arrival, as parking is sometimes difficult.
      Public car parks are barrier controlled and a pay on exit scheme is in operation.
  • By Bus View
    • The Foundation Trust is serviced by regular buses from Basingstoke town centre.
      The bus routes which stop here are numbers 2, 4 and the link service.
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • There are bus stops located within the hospital campus.
    • There are bus shelters with level access and seating for seven people.
      An electronic screen informs you of the next six buses departing the bus stops.
    • There is a slight slope from the onsite bus stop to the main entrance.
      There are dropped kerbs at the zebra crossing with tactile paving on either side.
      The approximate distance from the onsite bus stop to the main entrance is 89 yards.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Basingstoke.
      The station is 1.7 miles from Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance (Basingstoke and North Hampshire Main Hospital)

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located in the main hospital foyer.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01256 486 766.
  • 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 around the hospital.
  • 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.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs and walking frames.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the main hospital reception.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.

Hospital Parking (Radiotherapy Unit Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the left of the Radiotherapy Unit 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 barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 240cm x 466cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 3in).
    • 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 not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Access to the Hospital View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Radiotherapy Unit entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is an intercom system to the right of the height restriction barrier that patients dial for access into the car park.
    • The height of the intercom button is 104cm.

Opening Times

  • Access is by appointment only.

Outside Access (Radiotherapy Unit Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Radiotherapy Unit.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step free 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 a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 209cm.
    • 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 207cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.

Department / Service (Radiotherapy Unit)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • The Radiotherapy Unit is located at the rear of the main hospital building and across the road.
    • There is level access throughout the department/service.
    • There is clear signage on the department/service.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is some flooring in the department/service which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The department/service does play background music.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a main reception, a waiting room/area, a sub waiting area, consultation rooms, treatment rooms and accessible toilet facilities for everyone.
    • There are 4 consultation/treatment rooms in this department/service.
    • A hearing assistance system is available.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • Staff are not trained to use the system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 19/10/2022.
    • The hearing assistance system was not fully functional at the time of testing.
    • A mobile hoist is available on the department/service.
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • There are not standard toilet facilities within this department/service.
  • Comments View
    • In the Radiotherapy Unit there are 2 consultation rooms, 2 imaging rooms, 3 changing rooms and 2 accessible toilets.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located immediately ahead as you enter the Radiotherapy Unit.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Radiotherapy Unit entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 19/10/2022.
    • The hearing assistance system was not fully functional at the time of testing.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • The waiting room / area does have background music playing.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
    • There is not a television.
    • Vending machines are not available.
    • A water dispenser is not available.
    • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
    • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Waiting Room / Area (Main Waiting Area)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 14m from the Radiotherapy Unit entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The surface height of the lowest table is 41cm.
  • The tables do contrast visually with the floor.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • A water dispenser is available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a coffee station counter which is 84cm high.
    • The coffee machine buttons are 124cm high.
    • There is a hand sanitiser in this room which is 112cm high.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Consultation Rooms)

  • There is / are 2 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Autumn Room.
  • 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 with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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.
  • There is not sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not height adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The height of wash basin is 80cm.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 120cm.

Imaging Room (CT Scanner)

  • This section describes the CT scanner Room(s), located at the rear of the Radiotherapy Unit.
  • There is / are 1 CT scanner Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; CT Scanner.
  • This room is accessed via a changing room.
  • Changing Room View
    • There is step free access into the changing room.
    • The changing room is approximately 15m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 8m from the main waiting area.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the changing room are 211cm x 231cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the changing room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the changing room.
    • There is a chair/stool in the changing room.
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 45cm.
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the changing room.
    • There is not a/are not dropdown rail(s) in the changing room.
    • There is a/are mirror(s) in the changing room.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the changing room, 168cm from the floor.
    • There is a locker within the changing room.
    • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a changing bench.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are good.
    • There is music playing in the changing room.
      There is a pedal bin.
      There is a shelf which is 121cm high.
      There is a hand sanitiser which is 112cm high.
      The door into the CT Scanner room is 91cm wide, single width and needs to be opened by member of staff.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 86cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the imaging room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is a bed / couch.
    • The bed / couch is adjustable.
    • A mobile hoist is available.
    • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
    • The room does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the imaging room.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are good.
    • The wash basin in the CT Scanner room is 80cm high.
      There are 3 identical changing rooms that are used to access the CT Scanner and the LINAC rooms.
      The door on the other side of the changing rooms needs to be opened by a member of staff.

Imaging Room (LINAC Room)

  • This section describes the LINAC Room(s), located at the rear of the department.
  • There is / are 1 LINAC Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; LINAC Room.
  • This room is accessed via a changing room.
  • Changing Room View
    • There is step free access into the changing room.
    • The changing room is approximately 17m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 10m from the main waiting area.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the changing room are 211cm x 231cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the changing room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the changing room.
    • There is a chair/stool in the changing room.
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 45cm.
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the changing room.
    • There is not a/are not dropdown rail(s) in the changing room.
    • There is a/are mirror(s) in the changing room.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the changing room, 168cm from the floor.
    • There is a locker within the changing room.
    • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a changing bench.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are good.
    • There are 3 identical changing rooms that are used to access the CT Scanner and the LINAC rooms.
      The door on the other side of the changing rooms leads into the CT Scanner and LINAC rooms.
      The door needs to be opened by a member of staff.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 90cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the imaging room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is a bed / couch.
    • The bed / couch is adjustable.
    • A mobile hoist is available.
    • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
    • The room does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the imaging room.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are good.
    • There are no doors from the department into the LINAC Room.
      To enter the room is via the changing room door (90cm) and the patient will be taken down a corridor into the room.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the Radiotherapy Unit, down the changing room corridor and to the right.
      There are 2 identical accessible toilets available.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 31m from the Radiotherapy Unit entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 230cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the left of the toilet and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with lid) and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 164cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

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