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Surgical Centre

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, Hackney, London, E9 6SR

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in April 2021.
  • The department is now an ICU Escalation Covid ward.

Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • Homerton University Hospital is located on Homerton Row in Hackney, East London.
      The postcode to use for Sat-Nav users is E9 6SR.
      From the west, Homerton University Hospital can be accessed via the A107 and the A102.
      From the east, Homerton University Hospital can be accessed via the B112 and Brooksby's Walk.
    • The car park for patients and visitors is located in front of the hospital.
      There is 3 hours free parking for Blue Badge holders, with no return within 2 hours.
      Car parking spaces for patients and visitors at the hospital are limited.
      On weekdays from 08:00 until 17:00, parking is limited to a small number of short stay parking bays (30 minutes and one hour).
      After 17:00 each day, weekends and bank holidays, parking is also available in the car park at the front of the hospital for all patients and visitors.
      There are also drop off and pick up bays located in front of the hospital.
  • By Bus View
    • There are 4 bus stops that serve the immediate vicinity of Homerton Hospital.
      2 are directly outside the hospital on Homerton Row / Homerton Grove - Stop D & Stop F, and 2 on adjacent streets – Wardle Street (Stop HA) and Brooksby Walk (Stop HB).
      Buses servicing these stops are are the 308, 242, W15, 488, 425, 276, 394 and 236.
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
  • By Train View
    • The closest station is Homerton Overground, approximately 0.4 miles from the hospital (7minute walk).
  • By Underground View
    • The closest underground station is Stratford, approximately 3 miles from the hospital.
      Homerton Overground station is only two stops from Stratford (for Central Line, Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway), and only four stops from Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line and mainline rail).
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • 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 a first floor portacabin, on the left hand side of the hospital site.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 020 8510 7315.
  • 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 throughout the hospital.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request, Makaton on request and different languages on request.
  • 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 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.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a member of staff.

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 and block paving.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 9 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 320cm x 620cm (10ft 6in x 20ft 4in).
    • 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 to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
  • 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 24m (26yd 9in) from the main hospital entrance.
  • Comments View
    • For Blue Badge holders there is 3 hours maximum parking with no return within 2 hours.
    • For standard parking there is 1 hour maximum parking with no return within 2 hours.
    • There are limited standard parking spaces available based on a first come, first served basis.
    • The following Blue Badge bays are located beyond barrier controlled areas.
    • There is one Blue Badge bay located outside the Education Centre as shown in photograph 9.
    • The dimensions of this bay are 236cm x 675cm.
    • There are two Blue Badge bays located outside the Health Based Place of Safety building.
    • There are two Blue Badge bays located outside the Raybould Centre.

Public Parking

Getting To (Surgical Centre)

  • The Surgical Centre is/are located on the first floor, along the green corridor.
  • Access to the Surgical Centre is via the main hospital entrance.
  • Enter via the main hospital entrance and follow the main corridor ahead up a slight ramp and past two sets of double doors.
    Continue along the corridor until you reach the blue corridor on the left hand side.
    Follow the blue corridor past a set of double doors until you reach the end where the X-Ray 2 department is.
    Turn left into the green corridor and go past two sets of double doors until you reach the lift opposite The Annexe.
    Take the lift to the first floor.
    As you exit the lift, the Surgical Centre entrance is directly ahead.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the Surgical Centre.
  • The Surgical Centre is approximately 3m from the green zone lift (the annexe).
  • There is a/are manual, double door(s) which may be difficult to open between the main hospital entrance and the department/service.
  • Wayfinding signage is not 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 front of the hospital.
    • 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.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 not a hand sanitiser.
    • 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 164cm.
    • 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 161cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is an opening to access the main hospital entrance as shown in photograph 2.
    • The width of the opening is 210cm.

Other Floors (Green Zone - The Annexe)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on the ground floor and on the first floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (Green Zone - The Annexe)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the main corridor in the green zone, opposite The Annexe.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 78m (85yd 11in) from the blue zone entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 270cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Department / Service (Surgical Centre)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • The Surgical Centre is located on the first floor, along the green corridor.
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the department/service.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • 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 85cm.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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 flooring in the department/service which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The department/service does not play background music.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a main reception, a waiting room/area, ambulant toilet facilities and standard toilet facilities.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • A mobile hoist is available from another department/service.
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor, along the main corridor near the main reception.
    • There are standard toilet facilities within this department/service.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter the Surgical Centre.
    • The reception point is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Surgical Centre entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is 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 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 hearing assistance system.
    • 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 not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 22m from the Surgical Centre entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not 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.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • 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.

Room / Area (Bays)

  • There is / are 24 room(s) / area(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room / area surveyed was; Bay 21 & 22.
  • The room / area is approximately 30m from the Surgical Centre entrance.
  • There is level access to the room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • A hoist can be brought in from another department.
  • The hoist is electric.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is/are height adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room / area.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Washroom

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 1 washroom(s) of this type in the area.
    • The washroom surveyed is located on the left hand side of the corridor.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 5m from the Surgical Centre entrance.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the area.
    • This washroom is shared.
    • There is pictorial, written or text and dementia friendly signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 255cm x 195cm (8ft 4in x 6ft 5in).
    • The washroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There is not a coat hook in the washroom.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 84cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The tap type is lever. It is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 129cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 138cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet has a wall which can act as a back rest.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 147cm.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • There is no seat for the shower.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available for the shower.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is good.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located within the waiting area.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 24m from the Surgical Centre entrance.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There is a/are horizontal wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The colour contrast of the horizontal wall mounted grab rail(s) in the ambulant cubicle(s) is fair.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 74cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The shared toilet is located in the waiting area.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 24m from the entrance.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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