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Gresham House Croydon P.I.C.U

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Gresham House Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.
  • Comments View
    • Access to Gresham House P.I.C.U is located at the right hand side of the building.
    • Gresham House P.I.C.U is located on the ground 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.

Outside Access (Gresham House P.I.C.U Main Entrance - Building Entrance 2)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There is an intercom at this entrance.
  • The intercom is 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.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).

Level Change (Gresham House P.I.C.U Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to and 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 P.I.C.U Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located ahead as you enter the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • A member of staff needs to be notified for access to the ward.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Gresham House P.I.C.U Main Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk/counter.
  • Comments View
    • The signing-in book is on a high shelf to the right of the reception desk,.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Wayfinding signage is not available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The picture shows the reception area between the main entrance and the ward entrance.
    • There is no furniture in this area.

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The wards were not surveyed.
  • Outside of the wards, the nearest standard toilets are located in Gresham House 1 on the ground floor. The standard toilets are over 20m away.
  • Please see the Gresham House 1 guide for further details.

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.