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Avondale Unit Entrance

Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9HT

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Introduction

  • The Avondale Unit entrance is located to the rear of the hospital.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Preston.
  • 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 Preston.

Parking

  • 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 in front of the entrance.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 440cm x 500cm (14ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • 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.
  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Parking Charges Update from the Trust

  • 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 receiving regular treatment, renal patients, parents/guardians of children, 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 £30. 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.
  • Pay stations take both bank cards and cash.
  • 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
  • General Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 522528
  • Car Parking Office, Royal Preston email [email protected]

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the hospital.
  • 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 116cm (3ft 10in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance 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.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • No Braille signage is available.
  • No tactile signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet, vinyl/laminate and tiles.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right on entering via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 25m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the corridor.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 300cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet facilities are available within the chest clinic.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.