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The Royal Marsden, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5PT

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • The Main Hospital Entrance is located off Downs Road and is approximately 1.5 miles south of Sutton town centre via the B2230 Brighton Road.
      If travelling via the M25 from the south, leave the M25 at Junction 8 and join the A217 to Sutton.
      Continue for approximately 8 miles until you reach a roundabout with a signpost for the B2230 Brighton Road to Sutton.
      Take the first turning on the right into Downs Road.
      The turning is just after a small humpback bridge and immediately before the pedestrian crossing.
      Continue over the crossroads.
      The Royal Marsden is the second turning on the left.
      For access to the Oak Cancer Centre and The Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre please use the Cotswold Road entrance, post code SM2 5NF.
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    • There are 2 car parks at the hospital for patients and visitors.
      The main car park is accessed via Downs Road.
      This car park is barrier ANPR operated and is available for appointments in the East Wing, West Wing or South Wing, for example Radiotherapy.
      The rear car park is accessed via Cotswold Road.
      This car park is ANPR operated without a barrier and is available for appointments in the Oak Cancer Centre, for example the Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre.
      There is designated accessible parking at both car parks.
      Blue Badge holders and participants of the Sunflower Scheme have free parking in both car parks and will need to register their Blue Badge or show a Sunflower badge or lanyard at the nearest main reception desk.
  • By Bus View
    • London and local bus routes run close to the hospital or terminate nearby.
      Bus numbers may vary due to changes in routes.
      Currently, bus numbers 80, 280, 420 and S1 run along Brighton Road, Downs Road and Cotswold Road.
      They connect with Morden underground station (Northern Line), Sutton, Tooting, Redhill, and Banstead train stations. Please ask for the Downs Road stop.
      Bus numbers S3 and S4 stop in the hospital grounds, outside the Main Hospital Entrance.
      They run every 30 minutes (peak hours only).
      There is no Sunday service and both pass through Sutton town centre and stop at the train station.
      The S3 bus terminates at Worcester Park Station and the S4 at Roundshaw.
      There is a live bus information screen at a high level, located above the site map, just inside the Main Hospital Entrance.
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • There is an onsite bus stop located in front of the hospital's main entrance.
    • The onsite bus stop is sheltered, with bench seating available.
      There is space for a wheelchair next to the bench.
    • The onsite bus stop is approximately 10 metres from the Main Hospital Entrance.
      To access the entrance you will need to cross a dropped kerb and then there is level access.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train stations are Sutton and Belmont.

      Sutton Station: Served by trains running from London Victoria, London Bridge, London Blackfriars, London Kings Cross (First Capital Connect), Clapham Junction and Horsham, Sussex.
      For connecting services from the south coast, change at Horsham.
      For connecting services from West London, change at Wimbledon.
      The hospital is about 1.5 miles from Sutton station and is an uphill walk.
      The journey takes about 10 minutes by bus or taxi.

      Belmont Station: Served by trains on the London Victoria to Epsom Downs line.
      Belmont station is a quarter of a mile from the hospital.
      Trains run every hour and more frequently during peak travel times.
      There is no Sunday service.
      The walk from Belmont station is uphill.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Morden (Northern Line).
      There is lift access at this station.
      The station is approximately 6 miles from the hospital.
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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 on the West Wing corridor, to the left off the hospital main entrance foyer.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 0800 783 7176.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected].
  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Volunteers can be found within the hospital main entrance foyer and at the Oak Cancer Centre Entrance.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print, different languages and audio.
  • 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 the porter service, through any of the service receptions.
  • The Royal Marsden Help Centre includes details of the PALS service and The Royal Marsden Macmillan Hotline Service. There are also links to patient guides and booklets which can be downloaded. The Hotline provides specialist advice and support to all Royal Marsden patients, their carers, and hospital and community-based doctors and nurses caring for Royal Marsden patients. You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 020 8915 6899. Email contact details are also available for those who are not able to use the telephone service. Please see the website for further details.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.

Hospital Parking (Main Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the right 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 a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 4 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 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 parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are not clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the entrance to the car park and at the payment machines in 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 outside the Main Hospital Entrance and the Radiotherapy Treatment entrance.
    • There is 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Main Hospital Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 Blue Badge Bays at Level 3 of the car park.
    • There is a steep slope on the road and footpath between these bays and the Main Hospital Entrance.
    • This steep slope can be bypassed using the Radiotherapy entrance from the car park and taking Lift 9 to the basement level.
    • There is then level access on the basement corridor to access other services in the main building using Lift 7 to access the East Wing or Lift 1 or 2 to access the West Wing.

    • There are 4 short-stay Blue Badge Bays to the right of the car park entrance barrier.
    • The short-stay bays are free for 30 minutes.
    • There is a level route between these bays and the Main Hospital Entrance.
    • Blue Badge holders and participants of the Sunflower Scheme have free parking and will need to register their Blue Badge or show a Sunflower badge or lanyard at the nearest main reception desks.

Getting To (CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-Ray Reception)

  • The CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-ray reception is/are located on the first floor of the East Wing.
  • Access to the CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-ray reception is via the Main Hospital Entrance.
  • Enter via the Main Hospital Entrance and continue ahead towards the rear left of the entrance foyer. Follow the signs to the East and North Wings and the Cherry Tree Restaurant. Go through the double doors (held open) then turn left to Lift 1. Take the lift up to the first floor. Turn left as you exit the lift. The CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-ray Reception desk is located on the right.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to the CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-ray reception.
  • The CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-ray reception is approximately 5m from the East Wing Lift 1.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • There is some 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.
  • Comments View
    • All patients report to this reception before being directed to the separate waiting and treatment areas.
    • When this reception is closed, CT patients with evening appointments attend the MRI Reception on the ground floor then use the ground floor CT waiting area.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Main Hospital Building off Downs Road.
    • 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 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 149cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 180cm.
    • 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 200cm.
  • Comments View
    • Wheelchairs that are available to borrow are usually located after the first set of entrance doors.

Other Floors (East Wing - Lifts 1 and 2)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (East Wing - Lifts 1 and 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the corridor signposted for the East and North Wings.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the hospital main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 216cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.
  • Comments View
    • The lift described is Lift 1 and this is shown in photographs 1 to 4.
    • Lift 2 is also available around the corner to the right of Lift 1 and is shown in photographs 5 to 8.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:15.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:15.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:15.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:15.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:15.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-Ray Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the first floor of the East Wing.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the East Wing Lift 1.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the lift.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are not 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 good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+) .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the 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.
  • Comments View
    • When this reception is closed, patients with evening appointments attend the MRI reception on the ground floor.

Waiting Room / Area (Ultrasound and X-ray)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 15m from the CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-ray reception.
  • 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.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • Additional seating may be available in adjacent areas. However, this seating is limited at peak times.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located next to the X-ray rooms.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the CT Scanning, Ultrasound and X-ray reception.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the X-ray rooms.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The X-ray rooms have two standard changing rooms, each with doors from the corridor and also opening into the X-ray rooms.
    • Wheelchair users can change in a curtained area within the X-ray rooms.

Consultation / Treatment Room (X-ray Room)

  • There is / are 2 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; B.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) is/are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist can be brought in from another department.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • The bed is not compatible with a hoist. Patients who are unable to transfer from their wheelchair would be transferred onto a trolley and then be moved onto the scanning table.

Peak Times

  • Please note - Public areas may become crowded during peak times.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the CT Scanning first floor waiting area, via a short steep ramp, or on the ground floor off the Main Hospital Entrance foyer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located next to the Ultrasound Room.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Ultrasound Room.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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