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Ludlow Hospital - Maternity Unit

Gravel Hill, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1QX

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Ludlow Hospital is located to the north of the town centre. It can be reached from the north, east and south via the A49. From the north exit onto Bromfield Road (B4361), turning left onto Bromfield Road to cross the River Corve, and continuing on to New Road. Turn right onto Gravel Hill and the hospital is on the right. From the east and south turn left off the A49 onto Henley Road, and turn left onto Gravel Hill. The hospital is on the right. From the west the hospital can be accessed via the A4110. Turn onto Wigmore Road in Wigmore, follow the Wigmore Road through the villages of Elton, Aston, and into Ludford. Turn left onto the B4361. Turn right onto the one way street of Tower Street and turn left onto Gravel Hill. Follow Gravel Hill until you reach the hospital on the left, just beyond Hillside.
    • There are two car parks, one off Gravel Hill, the other off New Road. The Gravel Hill car park is the most accessible, however there is a drop off and pick up zone at the top of the New Road car park outside the Minor Injuries Unit.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stops are on New Road and Henley Road. These bus stops are serviced by buses from Kidderminster and Ludlow.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest national rail station is Ludlow. The hospital can be accessed by using the 701 or 722 buses to New Road or Henley Road, which stop at the rail station. Alternatively a taxi can be used from the station.
  • Useful Links View

Opening Times

  • This ward is open 24 hours.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the unit is for booked patients and their relatives and friends only.

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 and pick up point is located off New Road, in front of the Minor Injuries Unit entrance. There are 3 spaces. The spaces are on an easy gradient. The drop off and pick up zone has written signage which is faded. The surface is tarmac.
    • The drop off zone is approximately 12m from the Minor Injuries Unit entrance. There is a dropped kerb on route. There is not tactile paving at the dropped kerb. The paving leading to the entrance is concrete tiles and level. There is a bench on the pavement leading to the entrance, with armrests on both sides.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in 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 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 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • There is 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 additional car parking at the rear of the main hospital building.
  • 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.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 28m (30yd 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 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 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 93cm.
  • 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 level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • This door is locked and only opened from the inside once the bell has been pressed for attention.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl and concrete.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are no corridors in this unit.
    • The main door opens straight into a small foyer with a ward to either side.

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 not available.

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