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Route Guide - Car Park 15 to Main Entrance (Via Long Ramp)

Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD

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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.

Car Park 15

  • Car Park 15 is a car park for Blue Badge holders only.
  • The car park is located off the main access road through the hospital grounds, opposite the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre, and is accessed off the access route signposted for Greenoaks.
  • There is an automatic barrier at the car park entrance which was not in use at the time of the survey.
  • The car park is signed, but the signage is not visible from the main access road through the hospital grounds.
  • For more information about the car park please see the Car Parking guide.

Car Park 15 to Upper Crossing Point

  • From Car Park 15 head towards the yellow bollards which run along the far edge of the car park (shown in photograph 1).
  • The car park surface is uneven in places (shown in photograph 2).
  • In front of the yellow bollards is a pedestrian walkway (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
  • The pedestrian walkway is clearly marked.
  • The width of the pedestrian walkway is 127cm.
  • The surface of the pedestrian walkway and car park is tarmac.
  • After joining the pedestrian walkway turn right and proceed towards the hospital building.
  • Continue past the zebra crossing on the left.
  • Just beyond the zebra crossing is a dropped kerb with tactile paving (shown in photograph 6).
  • Proceed ahead onto the dropped kerb and at the fork just ahead bear right (as shown in photograph 8).
  • Turn left onto the zebra crossing.

Upper Crossing Point

  • There is a steep dropped kerb to access the crossing point (shown in photograph 2).
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • The crossing point is marked in black and white, however some markings are faded (shown in photograph 4).
  • At the other side of the crossing point is another slight dropped kerb sloping upwards.
  • This dropped kerb also has tactile paving.

Upper Crossing Point to Footpath Fork

  • Continue along the footpath ahead to the fork in the path.
  • There is a slight uphill slope just before the fork.
  • The surface of the footpath is tarmac.

Footpath Fork to Main Entrance

  • At the fork in the path turn left onto the downwards sloping ramp (photograph 1).
  • There is an uneven surface just before the entrance to the ramp (shown in photograph 2).
  • The surface of the ramp is tarmac.
  • The ramp has resting points at regular metre intervals (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).
  • The surface of the resting points is block paved.
  • The gradient of the ramp is steep and is over 150cm wide (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).
  • The ramp has handrails on both sides.
  • The resting points have a turning space of more than 150cm x 150cm.
  • At the fifth resting point there is a lamp post. The lamp post does not reduce the width of the ramp to less than 150cm wide, but it could cause an obstruction as there is no colour contrast between the lamp post and resting point (shown in photograph 7).
  • At the end of the ramp, turn right and the main hospital entrance is located ahead (photograph 8).

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.