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Faversham Cottage Hospital

Stone Street, Faversham , ME13 8PS

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Leave the M2 at junction 6 on to Ashford Road/A251, take the first exit on the roundabout and then turn left onto Canterbury Road/A2.
      Turn right on to The Mall/B2041 and continue on to Saxon Road.
      Take the left on to Briton Road and then right onto Stone Street and the hospital will be on the left.
    • There is no public parking at the hospital, but there is an open air car park nearby called Faversham Car Park.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is on Preston Street (Stop K), a 3 minute walk from the entrance. It is served by Arriva Bus, Regent Coaches and Stage Coach Busses, with 3, 3A, 3B, 3X, 333, 638, 660, 662 and 666.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Faversham, served by South Eastern Railway and 350m away by public footpath.
  • Useful Links View

Bus Stop(s) and Drop-off Point(s)

Parking

Public Parking

Outside Access (Medical Centre)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope 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 the left going up.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 6 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

Outside Access (Physiotherapy)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left hand side of the building.
    • 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope 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 width of the ramp or slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 14 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main 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 not 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 varied.
    • 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 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 sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
    • There is not a television.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to the Cottage hospital area.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 147cm (4ft 10in).
    • The ramp is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is a slight slope, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to Vinson Ward and rooms 3 and 4.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • This ramp is shown in photographs 3, 4 and 5.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet and vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are provided in some corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Lighting levels of at least 100 lux at floor level, were recorded in most corridors surveyed.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
  • Comments View
    • Dementia signage is provided in the Cottage Hospital part of the building.
    • There is an access door between the Medical Centre and the Cottage Hospital.
    • This is opened by reception, and has one side locked, leaving a width of 62cm (as seen in photograph 10).

Waiting Area(s)

  • There is a/are waiting area(s) along the circulation route(s).
  • The seats do not have armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user in some of the waiting areas.
  • There is not a/are not flashing fire alarm beacon(s) within the waiting area(s).
  • Photograph 2 shows the waiting area for the cottage hospital.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1.
  • Steps View
    • 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 not 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are varied.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left after you enter.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the Medical Centre entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor and on the first floor.
  • 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 not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level in the lift lobby.
  • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 97cm x 130cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Reception (Family Planning)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The reception point is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.
    • 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 not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are varied.
    • 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 not staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the 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 sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
    • There is not a television.
    • Vending machines are not available.
    • A water dispenser is not available.
    • There is 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Reception (Dental)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located straight ahead as you exit the lift.
    • The reception point is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the lift.
    • 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 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 low (76cm or lower).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the 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.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
    • There is not a television.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Dental - First Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the dental reception area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 228cm x 168cm (7ft 6in x 5ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 175cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 134cm from floor level.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
    • There is not a standard shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can 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 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There 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 105cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located in Cottage Hospital, off the main corridor on the left.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Cottage Hospital entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are not at least 100 lux at floor level.

Standard Toilet(s) (Family Planning and Dental)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located within Family Planning, past the reception and on the right.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal and vertical grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.
  • Comments View
    • There are further toilets available in the doctors surgery on the ground floor. It was not possible to access it at the time of the survey.
    • There is also a standard toilet in the dental waiting area, 18m from the lift.