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Livingstone Community Hospital - Bungalow

East Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1SA

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Livingstone Hospital is on the A226 East Hill on the East side of Dartford.
    • The hospital has its own free car park for visitors and staff. The car park is shared by the Livingstone Inpatient Ward and the Bungalow which contains staff offices.
  • By Bus View
    • There are 8 bus routes which travel along East Hill with stops near to the hospital site: 423, 424, 429, 455, 477, 492, 497, Dart 3, Sapphire 480 and 490. Bus routes are operated by Arriva Bus, Go Coach and TFL.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Dartford. All the bus routes which travel along East Hill connect with Dartford station, about 10 minutes away.
  • Useful Links View

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the side and rear of the hospital building and next to the Bungalow.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • Controls at the barrier are not within the range of 100cm to 110cm.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • 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.
    • There is/are 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 360cm x 570cm (11ft 10in x 18ft 8in).
    • There is a 120cm 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.
  • 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 unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Livingstone Ward Entrance /90 buzzer.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is shared between the 3 buildings on-site.
    • The one-way system for vehicles first passes the side entrance to the Livingstone Ward and then the Bungalow
    • Staff and visitors can park in any area.
    • The barrier at the entrance is usually open during the day time.
    • If the entrance barrier is closed there is an intercom located to the right, as the barrier covers the access. Pedestrians will have to use the intercom when the barrier is down.
    • The exit barrier opens automatically.
    • The Blue Badge bay nearest to the ward entrance is in the corner of the car park close to the Bungalow.
    • There are standard bays nearer to the entrance.

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

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.
  • Comments View
    • This building is for staff only.
    • The various teams may work different hours.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, facing the car park.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped and 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 78cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately after the doorway.
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are medium.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance and at the threshold.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • 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).

Outside Access (Rear 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 stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • 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 80cm.
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the door threshold.
    • 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.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not 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.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

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