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Fitzmary House 2 (National Psychosis Unit)

Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, BR3 3BX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Fitzmary House 1 (Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Unit), Fitzmary House 2 (National Psychosis Unit).
  • Comments View
    • Fitzmary House 1 (Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Unit) is located on the ground floor of the building.
    • At the time of our visit (March 2017) Fitzmary House 1 was closed for refurbishment.
    • It was expected to reopen April / May 2017.
    • Fitzmary House 2 (National Psychosis Unit) is located on the first floor of the building.

Getting Here (Bethlem Royal Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Bethlem Royal Hospital is located to the South of Beckenham just off the A232 (Wickham Road). The hospital site can be accessed from the west and Croydon via the A23 and A232 and from the East and M25 via the A21 and A232.
    • The Hospital has areas of parking located outside all services. Please see specific service guides for more detailed information.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is Bethlem Royal Hospital located on Monks Orchard Road and approximately 160 metres from the main hospital entrance. The number 356 service stops here.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Eden Park which is approximately 0.7 miles away (2 min drive). The station is accessed via Monks Orchard Road and Upper Elmers End Road.
  • Useful Links View

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Eden Park.
  • Comments View
    • Click here for access information of the overall hospital grounds.
    • Click here for details of the parking available within the hospital
    • The bus stop on Monks Orchard Road is within 150m of the main entrance gate and the main reception.
    • The other buildings are spread across a very large site, up to 800m from the main entrance gates.

Parking (Fitzmary House)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 500cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Fitzmary House 2 main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Fitzmary House 2 main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest designated bay to Fitzmary House 3 (Mother & Baby Unit) is 10m.
    • The accessible bays are also used as parent and child bays.

Outside Access (Fitzmary House 2 Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the centre front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There is an intercom at this entrance.
  • 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 double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 58cm (1ft 11in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is not available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the foyer from entrance 2.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the entrance 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Fitzmary House 2 (National Psychosis Unit).

Outside Access (Fitzmary House 2 Stairs Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the top of the stairs.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).

Outside Access (Fitzmary House 2 Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There is a bell at this entrance.
  • 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 (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The bell is 140cm high.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Monday 14:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 20:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The wards were not surveyed.
    • Outside of the wards, the nearest public accessible toilet is in the Community Centre, over 100m away.
    • Please see the guide to the community centre for details.

Standard Toilet(s) (Staff and Visitors)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include mobile hoists, wheelchairs, shower chairs, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings and adjustable beds.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact reception.
  • Comments View
    • Hearing Loops are available on request.
    • Interpreters are available on request.
    • There are a number of policies specifically relating to safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children, as well as infection control policies.
    • Please contact the health and safety clinical advisors for further information on the hospital.
    • There is a cashpoint on-site.