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Critical Care Unit

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

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Introduction

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    • The Critical Care Unit is located on the lower ground floor of the main hospital.
    • It is accessible via the main hospital entrance.

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 (Car Park B)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • 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 hospital.
    • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 440cm x 460cm (14ft 5in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main hospital entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 58m (63yd 1ft) from the main hospital 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 concrete.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • 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 main hospital 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

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    • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced changes to public car parking charges, effective from 1 July 2017.
    • Charges are also being introduced for 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
    • Car Parking Office, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: 01257 245999
    • General Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 522528
    • Car Parking Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 523166.
  • Comments View
    • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced changes to public car parking charges, effective from 1 July 2017.
    • Charges are also being introduced for 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
    • Car parking Office, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: 01257 245999
    • General Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 522528
    • Car parking Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 523166.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

Level Change (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors (Wards)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the hospital opposite the lifts.
    • The stairs are approximately 120m from the Main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Wards)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the main hospital corridor.
  • The lift is approximately 120m (131yd 8in) from the main hospital entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 190cm x 150cm (6ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor of the hospital on Grey Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • There is an intercom at this entrance.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).

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 not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • No Braille signage is available.
  • No tactile signage is available.
  • No pictorial signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 1m (3ft 3in) from the unit entrance .
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are not doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a children's play area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Ward (Critical Care Unit)

  • There is level access in the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • The ward is not single sex.
  • There is/are 3 bay(s) available.
  • There is/are 5 side room(s) available.
  • The area/room/bay surveyed was Critical Care Unit.
  • There is a/are door(s) to the area/room/bay.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed(s)/between beds.
  • The bed(s) is/are adjustable.
  • The bed(s) has/have bedside storage.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • There is not a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • The distance to the standard toilet for visitors to use is 10m (10yd 2ft).
  • There is not a bathroom on the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom outside the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Monday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 18:00 - 20:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

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.