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Grays Inn Road 330, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

330 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DA

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COVID-19 Information (UCL)

Introduction

  • The UCL facilities are the UCL Ear Institute Library, the Action Against Hearing Loss Library, the Temporal Bone Laboratory and office D.04.
  • Comments View
    • To reach the library staircase it is necessary to head down to the out patients floor. On this floor the library staircase can be accessed.
    • Office D.04 is located separately via a staircase located to your left on entrance.
    • There is no step free access to any UCL facilities within the building.

Opening Times (The UCL Ear Institute Library & The Action Against Hearing Loss Library)

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 650cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 4in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Britannia Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Grays Inn.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 148cm.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 148cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 137cm (4ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main hospital reception is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the man entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Other Floors (Hospital)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • In order to reach the library stairs you will need to head down to the out patients floor.

Lift (Hospital)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located down the corridor to the right of the reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are OP-A-B-C-T.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 116cm x 180cm (3ft 10in x 5ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • Floor T is only accessible with a key.
    • This lift does not provide access to any UCL facilities on any floors.
    • To access the library staircase you will need to head down to the out patients floor.

Other Floors (Library)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Entrance (UCL Ear Institute Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers in front of the doors with a width of 98cm.

Reception (UCL Ear Institute Library)

  • UCL Ear Institute Library reception is located to your right on entrance.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the UCL Ear Institute entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing loop is located at the Action and Hearing Loss Library reception.
  • Comments View
    • There is not much manoeuvring space.

Library (The UCL Ear Institute Library & The Action Against Hearing Loss Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include magnifiers.

Entrance (Temporal Bone Laboratory)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the landing between the two libraries on the first and second floor.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located between the entrance doors.
    • There is / are 10 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.

Entrance (The Action on Hearing Loss Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).

Reception (The Action and Hearing Loss Library)

  • The Action and Hearing Loss Library reception is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Action and Hearing Loss Library entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.

Other Floors (D.04 Office)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are D.04.
  • Comments View
    • The staircase is located to the left of the building on entrance.

Entrance (D.04 Office)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building on the second floor.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • This area can only be access by the D.04 Office stairs.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are no accessible toilets in the UCL areas of the building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the landing between the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m from the staircase.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are male toilets located between the ground and first floors of the library staircase.
    • There are female toilets located between the first and second floors of the library staircase.
    • There are shared standard toilets next to office D.04 on the second floor.

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