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Edgware Community Hospital - Marilla Alzheimer's Unit

Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, London, HA8 0AD

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Edgware Community Hospital is located off Burnt Oak Broadway (A5), and can be accessed via the A5109 from Apex Corner.
    • There are two pay and display car parks (car parks A and B), with limited parking available for visitors. Both car parks contain Blue Badge bays, and there are several further Blue Badge bays available throughout the site.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on Burnt Oak Broadway with is served by the following bus routes:- 32 (Edgware Bus Station to Kilburn Park Station) 142 (Watford Junction Station to Brent Cross) 204 (Sudbury Town Station to Edgware Station) 251 (Arnos Grove Station to Edgware Station) 292 (Borehamwood to Colindale).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Mill Hill Broadway, which is served by the Thameslink Line.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube stations are Edgware and Burnt Oak on the Northern Line. Cannons Park and Queensbury on the Jubilee Line are also relatively close by.
  • Useful Links View

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).
    • The drop off point is located opposite the Hospital Main Building entrance.
    • To access the Alzheimer's Unit entrance from the drop off point, access the path opposite the Walk In Centre using the raised crossing. Take the slope with a brick block surface and hand rails both sides leading up to Burnt Oak Broadway. This is steep in places (photographs 2 and 3). At the top of the slope is a level path with a tarmac surface (photograph 4). Head to the temporary parking area, then turn right and take the narrow path with a concrete tile surface towards the entrance (photograph 5). This route is approximately 50 metres. To access the Children's Health Services entrance from the drop off point, access the pavement on the opposite side of the road from the Hospital Main Building using the raised crossing (photograph 6). Follow the brick block path past the next crossing and follow round to the left (photograph 7). This path becomes tarmac and has a steep slope up to the Blood Donors car park, where the entrance can be accessed. This route is approximately 35 metres.

Parking (Blood Donors Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • 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 not a/are not clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • There are additional car parks for staff and visitors.
    • There are 2 pay and display car parks at the hospital (Car Parks A and B) for visitors. There is a large staff car park at the rear of the hospital site, with staff parking available throughout the site.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is mainly for the use of blood donors.
    • Parking is sometimes possible in the area just off Burnt Oak Broadway, next to the path leading to the Alzheimer's Unit entrance (shown in photograph 3).

Outside Access (Alzheimer's Unit Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 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.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance from Burnt Oak Broadway.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate at the top of the slope, 88 cm wide, which opens inwards (shown in photograph 4).

Outside Access (Children's Health Services Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the Blood Donors car park.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is 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 intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located either side of the entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The going of the step(s) is not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 step to the right as you face the entrance, and 2 to the left.
    • Beyond these, there is 1 shallow step directly in front of the entrance.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
  • 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 vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Lighting levels of at least 100 lux at floor level, were recorded in some corridors surveyed.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding 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.

Other Floors (Children's Health Services)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are staff offices.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Alzheimer's Unit)

  • 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 on the far left of the ground floor from the entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Alzheimer's Unit entrance.
    • 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 pictorial 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 240cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste and clinical waste 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 the left.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • There is not 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 a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 95cm.
    • 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).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.

Standard Toilet(s) (Children's Health Services)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the second floor.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • There is pictorial 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 good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.

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