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Edgware Community Hospital - The Beacon Centre

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 in front of the main entrance.
    • Use the dropped kerb, which does not have tactile paving, up to the path. Then take the ramp down to the main entrance.

Parking (Car Park B)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the side of the building, outside the rear of the Hospital Main 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 a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 320cm x 415cm (10ft 6in x 13ft 7in).
    • There is not a 1200mm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are additional car parks for staff and visitors.
    • There is another pay and display car park at the hospital (Car Park A) 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 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.
    • Payment machines are located at the centre of the car park.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is not clearly signposted.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac, concrete tiles and block paving.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 90m (98yd 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 ramped/sloped 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 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 87cm.
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the lift, stairs and left hand side of the ground floor of the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
    • There is 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 good.
    • Lighting levels of at least 100 lux at floor level, were recorded in most 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.

Waiting Area(s)

  • There is a/are waiting area(s) along the circulation route(s).
  • There is bench seating and also a mixture of single seats with and without 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).
  • The waiting area is located just inside the main entrance.

Other Floors

  • 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 on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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 not clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do 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.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left hand side of the building, up the slope.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 138cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located directly to the left as you enter.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • 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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