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Mount Vernon Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RN

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Getting To The Hospital (Mount Vernon Hospital Main Building)

  • By Road View
    • Mount Vernon Hospital is located on Rickmansworth Road to the north west of Harrow. The postcode to use for the Sat-Nav is HA6 2RN. From the west, Mount Vernon Hospital can be accessed via the M25, Denham Way, A412 and A404. From the east, Mount Vernon Hospital can be accessed via West Street from the A232.
    • Car parking for visitors and patients is located around the hospital site. Charges do not apply for Blue Badge holders in this car park. Free additional parking bays for Blue Badge holders are located at the front of the hospital with a drop off point.
  • By Bus View
    • 282: Mount Vernon Hospital - Ealing Hospital 311: Ruislip Station - Belmont Road H11: Harrow Bus Station - Mount Vernon Hospital R1/R2: Maple Cross - Downings Wood - Mount Vernon Hospitals The 282 stops at underground services. These are Northolt (Central), Eastcote Station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly) and Northwood Hills Station (Metropolitan). The 311 stops at both underground and national rail services. These are Ruislip Station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly), Northwood Station (Metropolitan) and Station Parade (National Rail).
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • Mount Vernon Hospital has two onsite bus stops, and two bus stops located on White Hill at one of the access roads to the hospital. The onsite bus stops are located next to the Mount Vernon treatment Centre.
    • The bus stop is sheltered but there is no seating. There is space for a wheelchair user.
    • From the bus stop use the covered walkway next to the Treatment Centre and continue along the hospital access road. There is a dropped kerb opposite the Hospital Building Main Entrance and then the accessible entrance is located to the left. The surface of the pathway is tarmac with areas of block paving that is uneven in places. There are slight slopes located on the pathway. The approximate length of the route is 200m.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station is Rickmansworth which is approximately 3 miles from the hospital.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Northwood station on the Northern line (fare zone 6). The 311 bus route connects Mount Vernon Hospital with Northwood station and has a day time frequency of one bus every 12 minutes. The journey itself takes 9 minutes.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance (Mount Vernon Hospital - Main Building)

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • There is not a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01895 279 973.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected].
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.
  • Comments View
    • Alternative format documents can be provided on request. Please contact PALS for more information.

Hospital Parking (Car Park G)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders and staff only.
    • The car park is located to the right of the Treatment Centre by Gate 2.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • 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 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 483cm (8ft 2in x 15ft 10in).
    • 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located in front of the Treatment Centre.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment signs do not make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to the Hospital 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 hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the Treatment Centre.

Hospital Parking (Car Park H)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the right of the Treatment Centre by Gate 2.
    • 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.
    • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.
    • 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 hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 245cm x 500cm (8ft x 16ft 5in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located in front of the Treatment Centre.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment signs do not make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located in the centre of the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to the Hospital 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 80m (87yd 1ft) from the Treatment Centre.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey the barrier control system was not in use (April 2022).

Getting To (X-Ray)

  • X-Ray is/are located on the ground floor of the Treatment Centre.
  • Access to X-Ray is via the Entrance 2.
  • Enter the Treatment Centre via entrance 2 and continue along the corridor passing through two sets of double doors, the entrance to X-Ray is on the right-hand side.
  • There is step free access to X-Ray.
  • X-Ray is approximately 50m from the Entrance 2.
  • There is a/are manual, double door(s) which may be difficult to open between the Entrance 2 and the department/service.
  • There are resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

Outside Access (Entrance 2)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to the far-left side.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free 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.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 83cm .
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.

Opening Times (X-Ray)

  • Access is by appointment only.

Entrance (Entrance to Breast Services Unit, X-Ray, and Ultrasound)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left side of the Treatment Centre on the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.

Reception (X-Ray and Ultrasound)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the MVH Breast Services Unit, X-Ray, and Ultrasound Entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+) .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
    • There is not a television.
    • Vending machines are not available.
    • A water dispenser is 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 moderate to good.

Department / Service (X-Ray)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • X-Ray is located to the right of the X-Ray and Ultrasound Reception.
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the department/service.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm .
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • There is level access throughout the department/service.
    • There is clear signage on the department/service.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is some flooring in the department/service which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in the department/service which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The department/service does not play background music.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a waiting room/area, a sub waiting area, standard toilet facilities, a main reception, ambulant toilet facilities for everyone and accessible toilet facilities for everyone.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • A mobile hoist is available from another department/service.
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • There are standard toilet facilities within this department/service.

Waiting Room / Area (Sub Waiting Area)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 15m from the X-Ray department 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 a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red 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 moderate to good.

Imaging Room (X-Ray)

  • This section describes the X-Ray Room(s), located along the department corridor.
  • There is / are 2 X-Ray Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; 38/G11.
  • This room is not accessed via a changing room.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The changing room is approximately 15m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 5m from the sub waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) has/have a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the imaging room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is a bed / couch.
    • The bed / couch is adjustable.
    • A mobile hoist can be brought in from another department.
    • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
    • The room does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the imaging room.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are moderate to good.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located along the department corridor.
  • The facility is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the department entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 145cm x 185cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 1in).
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the coat hooks is 155cm.
    • There is a chair without armrests. The chair is not fixed.
    • A horizontal, wall mounted grabrail is available on the left of the chair.
    • A dropdown rail is available on the right of the chair.

Standard Changing Cubicle / Room

  • The changing cubicle/room is located along the department corridor.
  • The changing cubicle/room is 2m from the sub waiting room/area.
  • There is step-free access to the changing cubicle/room.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
  • The type of flooring in the room is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the cubicle/room.
  • There is a bench seating in the cubicle/room.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) 154cm from the floor.
  • There is a push button style of alarm in the changing cubicle/room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the MVH Breast Services Unit, X-Ray, and Ultrasound entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m from the MVH Breast Services Unit, X-Ray, and Ultrasound Entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is medium.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 197cm x 220cm (6ft 6in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 125cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 163cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a fixed horizontal rail without a padded backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 126cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 92cm (3ft).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is high.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 90cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter the MVH Breast Services Unit, X-Ray, and Ultrasound entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m from the MVH Breast Services Unit, X-Ray, and Ultrasound entrance.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • The toilet seats have a high colour contrast.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There is a/are horizontal wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The colour contrast of the horizontal wall mounted grab rail(s) in the ambulant cubicle(s) is medium.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 78cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located above the wash basin.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The information above relates to the male toilet. There are no grab rails within the female toilet.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor to the right of the main reception.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor to the right of the main reception.

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