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Gresham House 1

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Gresham House Ward 1, Gresham House Ward 2.
  • Comments View
    • Access to Gresham House 1 & 2 is located at the front of the building.
    • Gresham House Ward 1 is located on the ground floor of the building.
    • Gresham House Ward 2 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 (Wakefield & Gresham House)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is located in front of Gresham House and Wakefield House.
  • 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 293cm x 500cm (9ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Wakefield House main entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the Wakefield House main entrance.
  • 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 car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The road is generally quiet.
  • 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 Gresham House is 20m.
    • The nearest designated bay to the Community Centre is 50m.
    • The nearest designated bay to the Restaurant is 250m.

Outside Access (Gresham House 1 and 2 Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not 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 single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is 154cm high.

Level Change (Gresham House 1 and 2 Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Gresham House 1 Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located ahead as you enter the Gresham House 1 and 2 main entrance.
  • There is 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • The bell is 165cm high.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Monday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 18:30 - 20:00.

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.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 8m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are not available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • A water dispenser is not available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • 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 entrance foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • 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 Gresham House Ward 2.

Accessible Toilet

  • The wards were not surveyed.
  • Outside of the wards, the nearest accessible toilet is located in the Community Centre.
  • The accessible toilet is about 100m away.
  • Please see the guide to the Community Centre for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • 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 to the right as you enter the Gresham House 1 & 2 main entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Gresham House 1 and 2 main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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.