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Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD

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COVID-19 Information (Rotherham Hospital)

  • The information in this section was taken in May 2021.
  • Visiting is restricted so please contact the ward before attending the hospital.
    Patients are asked to attend appointment on their own if possible.
  • Currently there are no charges for parking this means that spaces will be limited.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The main hospital entrance is currently split to an entrance on the left and an exit on the right.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is currently security at the main hospital entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 116cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Additional hand sanitisers have been installed around the building.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • The main corridor floors inside the hospital have signs asking visitors to keep left and observe the 2 metres social distancing rule.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Additional signage is located throughout the building.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Reception desks throughout the hospital have clear screens installed.
  • There are social distancing signs at each lift door.
  • Toilets are available.
  • Some of the Outpatients department have clear screen booths installed for patients to wait.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting To The Hospital (Rotherham Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Rotherham Hospital is located on Moorgate Road (A618) to the south of Rotherham.
      From the M1 take junction 33 onto the A630 towards Rotherham.
      At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A631 signposted Rotherham General District Hospital.
      At the traffic lights turn left onto the A618, Moorgate Road.
      The hospital is located on the left hand side of the road and is well signed.
      From the M18 take junction 1 onto the A631 towards Rotherham. Continue along the A631 across 3 roundabouts and at the traffic lights turn right onto the A618, Moorgate Road, towards Rotherham. The hospital is located on the left hand side of the road and is well signed.
      From A630 north of the town, proceed towards Rotherham and travel through the town centre, heading towards the M1. At Rotherway Roundabout take the first exit onto the A631, signposted Rotherham General District Hospital. At the traffic lights turn left onto the A618, Moorgate Road. The hospital is located on the left hand side of the road and is well signed.
    • There are a number of visitor car parks located throughout the site. Some car parks are for Blue Badge holders only.
      From 19 July 2021, the following charges will apply: Up to 30 mins Free 30 mins – 1 hour £2.10 1 – 2 hours £3.20 2 – 4 hours £4.60 4 – 6 hours £5.70 6 – 24 hours £7.00 For Blue Badge holders parking is free.
      All car parks are open air parking. There are some uneven surfaces within the car parks and on the pedestrian exits.
      Route Guides are available for several of the car parks to the hospital entrances.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses 10, 19, 19A, 19a, 20, 26, 27, 29, 29a, and 673 all stop outside the hospital on Moorgate Road and Baker Street.
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
    • The bus stops are located on Baker Street, to the eastern side of the hospital site.
    • There are standard bus stops.
      The bus stops are sheltered.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Rotherham Central Station.
      Buses are available from Rotherham Interchange to the hospital.
      Rotherham Interchange is a 0.2 mile walk from Rotherham Central Station.
  • By Tram View
    • The nearest tram stop is Rotherham Central.
      Buses are available from Rotherham Interchange to the hospital.
      Rotherham Interchange is a 0.2 mile walk from Rotherham Central.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located in the Patient Experience Team.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01709 424 461.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected]
  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available on request.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a member of staff.
  • There is a Changing Places facility at this hospital which is located to the right of the main hospital entrance next to Costa Coffee.

Hospital Parking (Visitor Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the main hospital entrance.
    • 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.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park, throughout the car park and at the payment machines in the hospital building.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located inside the hospital building.
    • Payment machines are located at the pedestrian entrance/exit to the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • 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 not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is not clearly signposted.
  • Comments View
    • Pedestrian access from this car park is via the marked walkway.

Hospital Parking (Car Park 15 Accessible Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located in front of the main hospital Accident and Emergency building entrance.
    • 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.
    • 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 235cm x 480cm (7ft 9in x 15ft 9in).
    • 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 not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
  • 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 55m (60yd 5in) from the main hospital entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the main hospital entrance is via dropped kerbs across the entrance to the car park and the main road to the hospital. The route may be difficult due to the payment booth shelter, dropped kerbs, slopes and bollards.

Hospital Parking (Accessible Short Stay Car Park and Drop Off)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located directly opposite the main hospital entrance.
    • 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.
    • 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 35+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 470cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 at the exit of the car park, opposite the main hospital entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
  • 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 39m (42yd 1ft) from the main hospital entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the main hospital entrance is currently along the path next to the short stay drop off point then across the main entrance road to the hospital.
      This route has dropped curbs, bollards and slopes to navigate.
    • This car park is accessed through the main visitor car park.

Getting To (Changing Places)

  • The Changing Places facility is/are located on level C, to the right of the main hospital entrance.
  • Access to the Changing Places facility is via the main hospital entrance.
  • Enter via the main hospital entrance and proceed to the Toilets located to the right. Proceed through the Toilets entrance area and the Changing Places facility is on the left.
  • There is step free access to the Changing Places facility.
  • The Changing Places facility is approximately 15m from the from the main hospital entrance.
  • There are not resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 158cm.
    • The bollard(s) has/have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not 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 a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • Standard manual wheelchairs are available for people to borrow at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located directly leading from the crossing to the main hospital entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Changing Places (Level C Main Entrance Lobby)

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located in the Level C main entrance lobby.
    • The facility is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main hospital entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from main reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 350cm x 245cm.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 165cm (5ft 5in).
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 122cm (4ft).
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 75cm.
    • The toilet has a lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste, general domestic waste and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is a coat hook.
    • There are coat hooks at 101cm and 137cm from the floor.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an entrance area in addition to the changing place area which is 196cm wide by 225cm deep.
    • If the reception is closed a key is available at Costa to the right of the changing place.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (Rotherham Hospital)

  • Changing Places facilities are located on Level C in the main hospital entrance lobby.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on Level C in the main hospital entrance lobby, on the Level C corridor between Junctions 3 and 4 and on Level A outside the Rooftop Restaurant.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on Level C in the main hospital entrance lobby and on Level A outside the Rooftop Restaurant.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on Level A outside Ward A7.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located on Level C in the main hospital entrance lobby.

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