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Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, Preston Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1PP

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Getting To The Hospital (Chorley and South Ribble Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Chorley and South Ribble Hospital is located on Preston Road. The hospital can be accessed via the M61 to the east, by taking exit 8 onto the A674. Then take the 1st exit at the roundabout onto the A6 and proceed onto Preston Road. The hospital will be on the left.
      Or the hospital can be accessed via the M6 to the north-west, by taking exit 28 exit onto the B5256. Then proceed along Wigan Road that is on the right until you reach Euxton Lane on the left. Proceed on Euxton Lane, going straight at the roundabout. The hospital will be on the right. For the sat nav location enter PR7 1PP.
    • Patient and visitor car parking is available within car parks, B, K, N, which are located at the front of or on the left side of the hospital grounds. There are clearly marked Blue Badge bays located beside the hospital entrances. Blue Badge parking is free, but a permit must be obtained from the General Office that is within the lobby of the hospitals main entrance.
  • By Bus View
    • There are several bus stops located on Euxton Lane and Preston Road. The services provided at these bus stops include the 114, 119, 125C, 125 Gold, 415, 727, 780, 786, and 787.
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • The hospital has an onsite bus stop located at the front of the hospital grounds, beside the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance.
    • The onsite bus stop is sheltered and has benched seating available.
    • To reach the desired entrance from the bus stop there are road crossings. There may be a slight slope on the approach.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Chorley. The station is located along Chapel Street and is approximately 1.7 miles from the hospital.
  • 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 on Level 2 of the hospital.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 07591 988 962.
  • 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 at the help desk within the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance lobby.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: large print, large print on request, different languages, different languages on request, audio and audio on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located throughout the hospital grounds, dependent on where the patient is.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available on request.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided in the following languages; language interpreters can provided by the hospitals two contracted companies. It can be provided via face to face, telephone or video.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs, walking frames, walking sticks, mobile hoists, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the main hospital reception.
  • There is a Safe Place at this hospital which is located directly in front as you enter via the Avenham Ward entrance.
  • There is a Changing Places facility at this hospital which is located on Level 3 of the hospital and to the right as you exit the lift 4.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.

Hospital Parking (Car Park K)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the front of the hospital grounds and is accessed via Euxton Lane.
    • 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 251cm x 498cm (8ft 3in x 16ft 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 not a designated 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.
    • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for unlimited, but you must register for concessionary parking at the General Office at the main entrance only.
    • Payment machines are located beside the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
  • 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 35m (38yd 10in) from the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The payment machine controls are between 58cm and 127cm high.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline in front of the payment machines (photograph 9).
    • To access the hospital you will need to use the zebra crossing over a reasonably busy road (photograph 7).

Hospital Parking (Drop Off Point at the Assessment and Treatment Centre Entrance)

  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located at the front of the hospital grounds and in front of the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • 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 maximum stay of 20 minutes at the drop off point.

Getting To (Outpatients)

  • Outpatients is/are located on level 2 of the hospital, on the right side of the Assessment and Treatment Centre corridor.
  • Access to Outpatients is via the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance.
  • Enter the hospital via the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance and continue through the entrance lobby.
    Exit the lobby via the corridor entrance at the rear of the lobby and to the right of the help desk.
    Proceed along the Assessment and Treatment Centre corridor.
    Towards the end of this corridor, the entrance to Outpatients will be on the right.
  • There is step free access to Outpatients.
  • Outpatients is approximately 55m from the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance.
  • There are resting areas along the route.
  • 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.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

Outside Access (Assessment and Treatment Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right side of the hospital, near car park K.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 193cm.
    • 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 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 146cm.
    • 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 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is another entrance available at the top of the slope. This entrance opens automatically and is 194cm wide (photograph 8).

Opening Times (Outpatients)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Outpatients Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right side of the Assessment and Treatment Centre corridor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to Outpatients Suites 1 to 5, the Blood Clinic and the Discharge Lounge.

Department / Service (Outpatients)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • Outpatients is located on level 2 of the hospital, on the right side of the Assessment and Treatment Centre corridor.
    • 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 play background music.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a main reception, a waiting room/area and accessible toilet facilities for everyone.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • A mobile hoist is available from another department/service.
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • There are not standard toilet facilities within this department/service.
    • Standard toilet facilities are located directly ahead as you enter the hospital via the main entrance.

Reception (Outpatients Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter Outpatients.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Outpatients 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 windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • 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 bell to attract attention.
    • 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 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 not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • 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 not available.
    • Vending machines are available.
    • A water dispenser is not available.
    • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
    • There is not space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter Outpatients, past the Outpatients reception.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m from the Outpatients 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, written text and dementia friendly signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 228cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 90cm from floor level.
    • 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 110cm.
    • 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 the right.
    • There is not 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) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • There is a push button alarm in the toilet.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are pedal bin and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 108cm and 113cm 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 48cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 115cm.
    • 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 fair.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional towel dispenser located to the right of the wash basin. The height of this towel dispenser is 130cm high.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (Chorley and South Ribble Hospital)

  • Changing Places facilities are located on level 3 of the hospital, to the right as you exit lift 4.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located directly ahead as you enter the hospital via the main entrance, to the right as you exit the Assessment and Treatment Centre entrance lobby, to the right as you exit the lift 1 lobby on level 3 of the hospital and to the right as you exit lift 5 on level 4 of the hospital.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located directly ahead as you enter the hospital via the main entrance, along the corridor on the right at the four-way junction on level 3 and to the right as you exit lift 5 on level 4 of the hospital.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located directly ahead as you enter the hospital via the main entrance.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on level 2 of the Lancashire Eye Centre and to the left of lift 5 on level 3 of the hospital.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located on level 3 of the hospital, on the left side of the corridor as you enter via the Preston Road entrance.

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