COVID-19 Information (Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
- Related link Entrance E.
- Surgical Dictorate Offices are located on Level 3 of the hospital.
- They are accessible via Entrance E.
- The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
- This venue is situated in Chorley.
- The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
- There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
- The nearest mainline station is Chorley.
- The venue does have its own car park.
- Parking is not free for all users.
- Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
- The car park is located at the front of the building.
- The car park type is open air/surface.
- Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
- There is/are 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
- The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
- The nearest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Entrance E.
- The furthest Blue Badge bay is 52m (56yd 2ft) from the Entrance E.
- 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 uneven surfaces.
- The car park surface is tarmac.
- There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
- The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
- There is a designated drop off point.
- The drop off point is located at the front of the entrance.
Parking Charges Update from the Trust - July 2017
- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced changes to public car parking charges.
- Parking remains free for Blue Badge holders until further notice whilst additional pay & display ticket machines are installed, after which the same charges will apply to all car park users including Blue Badge holders.
- The aim of the national Blue Badge scheme is to support disabled drivers to park close to their destination. Mobility benefits include a component for travel and transport, and disabled drivers in receipt of welfare benefits may be eligible to claim back the cost of hospital parking from the Healthcare Travel Cost Scheme.
- Details of the new charges:
- Up to 30 minutes FREE
- Up to 1 hour 2.50
- Up to 2 hours £3.50
- Up to 4 hours £5.50
- Up to 6 hours £6.00
- Up to 8 hours £8.00
- More than 8 hours £10.00
- The same charges apply to both blue badge holders and other car park users at the majority of hospital trusts in the region.
- Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS):
- If you are referred to us for NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or other health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).
- Free parking is also provided for cancer patients, renal patients, parents/guardians of neonatal patients, intensive care visitors, and families of long stay patients. Exemption letters can be provided by ward managers and will be required when exiting the car parks. Dialysis patients can obtain a temporary car parking permit from the Dialysis Unit, allowing parking in the designated car park spaces allocated specifically for dialysis patients.
- Discounted seven day tickets are available to patients and visitors for £10. Information about discounted tickets is displayed at the pay stations and tickets can be purchased from the General Office at both hospitals.
- Drop off points are available on both hospital sites and are clearly signposted.
- General Office hours are 09.00 – 16.30, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
- If you have a query or need advice about parking options and charges please contact :
- General Office, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital 01257 245661
- Carparking Office, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: 01257 245999
- General Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 522528
- Carparking Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 523166.
Outside Access (Entrance E)
- This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue.
- There is not level access into the venue.
- The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
- The door(s) is / are double.
- The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
Second set of doors
- There is a second set of doors.
- The door(s) open(s) automatically.
- The door(s) is / are double.
- The width of the door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in).
Level Change (Entrance E)
- There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
- The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
- The ramp/slope is easy.
- The ramp/slope is permanent.
- There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
Outside Access (Unit Entrance)
- This information is for the entrance located on Level 3 of the hospital.
- There is level access into the venue.
- The main doors open away from you (push).
- The doors are single width.
- The doors are heavy.
- The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.
- There is level access to the service.
- There is a hearing assistance system.
- The hearing system is available only on request.
- The system is a portable loop.
- Staff are trained to use the system.
- This venue does not play background music.
- The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet.
- The lighting levels are varied.
- The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3-4.
- There are 15+ steps between floors.
- The steps are clearly marked.
- The steps are deep (18cm+).
- The steps do not have handrails.
- There is a landing.
- The lighting levels are low.
- The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are specialist nurse & consultant offices.
- Wheelchair users can be seen on the ground floor.
- Adapted toilet facilities are available in the Level 3 corridor of the hospital.
Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
- Standard toilets are available.
Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
- The unisex toilets are located on the main corridor.
- Unisex toilets are 5m (5yd 1ft) from the unit entrance.
- Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.
- Lighting levels are medium.
- A further male and female toilet are located on the first floor.
Additional Info Health
- Disability awareness / equality training can be provided for hospital staff.
- Disability awareness training are provided for staff.
- The most commonly produced documents could be provided in other formats.
- Documents in Braille, large print, audio, different languages and voice recognition CD format can be requested.
- Assistance dogs are allowed in most areas of the hospital.
- Areas with a high risk from infection, such as intensive care and wards should be contacted in advance before accessing with assistance dogs.
- BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
- Language interpreters can be provided on request.
- Staff are Text Relay aware.
- Switchboard staff are Text Relay aware.
- Help with luggage is generally available for inpatients.
- The mobility aids available include mobile hoists, wheelchairs, tri wheel walkers, shower chairs, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
- There is not a charge for mobility aids.
- Children are welcomed at the venue.
- Portable hearing loops can be provided on request.
- A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the venue.