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Crawley Hospital - Estates

West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7DH

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Crawley Hospital is located to the west of Crawley town centre on West Green Drive.
      The hospital is accessed from the town centre via West Green Drive.
      The entrance to the hospital site is located on West Green Drive.
    • There are multiple areas of onsite car parking. The primary car park is located in front of the hospital main entrance. This is the main car park for visitors; staff parking is located in front of green wing and at the rear of the hospital off Ifield Road. Small areas of alternative parking are located outside of the major entrances.
  • By Bus View
    • There is not a bus stop on site, however there is a bus stop for the hospital site on West Green Drive within 50m of the hospital site. The services that stop at this bus stop are the numbers 1 and 2.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station to the hospital is Crawley. Crawley Hospital is 0.6 miles from the train station via Station Way, Pegler Way and West Green Drive (3 min drive).

Opening Times

  • 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.

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

  • Bus Stop(s) View
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked onsite drop-off point(s).
    • There are drop off points located in front of the hospital main entrance and the urgent treatment centre.
    • The drop off point is approximately 10m from the main entrance. There is a dropped kerb between the drop off point and entrance with tactile paving. The drop off point located outside of the urgent treatment centre is approximately 5m from the entrance, there is a dropped kerb with no tactile paving between the drop off point and entrance.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the main entrance.
    • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 365cm x 418cm (11ft 12in x 13ft 9in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are additional car parks for staff and visitors.
    • There are 4 bays located to the left of the Urgent Treatment Centre entrance.
      Their dimensions are 365cm x 475cm and they are situated 32m from the Urgent Treatment Centre entrance as shown in photographs 4, 5 & 6.
      There are 8 bays located in front of the Green Wing, 3 priority parking bays with hatching that are 365cm x 475cm as shown in photographs 7, 8 & 9 and 5 permit holders bays only that are 250cm x 475cm as shown in photograph 10.
      The nearest blue badge bay to the Green Wing Outpatients 1 entrance is approx. 25m.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • 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 from the Car Park 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 entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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 stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 71cm.
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the threshold of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is 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 good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • 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.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low section of the desk.
    • The counter is not 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 not 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.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is not step free access throughout the building.
    • There is/are 4 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to standard toilets.
    • The height of the step(s) is between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the rear standard toilet.
    • The height of the step(s) is not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet and concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • 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 not provided.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not 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.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s) (Front)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located directly ahead as you enter, through the single door and at the bottom of the steps on the right.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • Lighting levels are not at least 100 lux at floor level.
  • Comments View
    • The single door before the steps is operated by a push button code.

Standard Toilet(s) (Rear)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the building.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is no 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 at least 100 lux at floor level.

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