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Alexandra Wing

Broadgreen Hospital, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, L14 3LB

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • From the M62: Leave the M62 motorway at junction 5, signed A5080 Knotty Ash and Huyton. Take the first exit from the roundabout, signed A5080 Knotty Ash and Broadgreen Hospital. Continue for approximately 1 mile, straight through the first set of traffic lights. At the next set of traffic lights turn right onto Thomas Lane (under a railway bridge). Continue for approximately half a mile and at the next traffic lights, turn left onto Thomas Drive and enter the hospital site on the right. From the city centre and Mersey Tunnels: The hospital is adjacent to the M62 approach road so follow signs to the M62 motorway. As you approach the motorway keep in the left-hand lane, proceed under the flyover and take the slip road signposted Broadgreen Hospital next to the M62 approach road. At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Thomas Lane and at the next set of traffic lights turn left into Thomas Drive. Turn right to enter the site at the main entrance. The postcode for the Sat-Nav is L14 3LB. The address for the hospital is: Broadgreen Hospital Thomas Drive Liverpool L14 3LB.
    • The hospital also has a designated Blue Badge car park. Standard parking charges apply for Blue Badge holders in this car park. The Blue Badge car park is at the rear of the hospital site. There is also a multi-storey car park within the grounds of Broadgreen Hospital. The car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and charges apply. A shuttle bus service runs Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:45 with several pick up points around the hospital grounds.
  • By Bus View
    • There are a variety of bus services which operate from the surrounding areas and drop off at the hospital or within walking distance. To find information about times and services please contact the Merseytravel Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or follow the link below.
  • By Train View
    • Broadgreen train station is 5 to 10 minutes walk from the hospital. If you are travelling from further afield, Lime Street Station, which serves the city line, is less than 4 miles away in the city centre. Taxis are readily available from Lime Street Station and Merseytravel can provide details of bus services linking local train stations and the hospital.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is not a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located in the Foyer of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 0151 706 4903.
  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • No hospital staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on the green areas around the site.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • 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, tri wheel walkers, walking frames, walking sticks and crutches.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the main reception or a member of staff.
  • Registered assistance dogs are generally welcomed in all areas although departments with high risk from infection, such as wards and intensive care units, should be contacted in advance.

Hospital Parking (Alexandra Wing and Other Parking Information)

  • 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 Alexandra Wing building.
    • 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 block paving.
    • 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 280cm x 500cm (9ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • There is not 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.
    • Payment signs are not provided.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Alexandra Wing Main Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The hospital also has a designated Blue Badge car park.
    • The Blue Badge car park is at the rear of the hospital site.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 60+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 3.5m x 5m (11ft 5in x 16ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 110m (120yd) from the Alexandra Wing entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 150m (164yd) from the Alexandra Wing entrance.
    • 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb/non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is not generally busy.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • A shuttle bus service operates between the car parks and different entrances.
    • Additional Blue Badge parking areas are available outside the main entrance and in West Road.
    • There are no parking charges in these areas.
    • Patients and visitors can also park in the Vinci two storey car park which is on site and a 5 minute walk from the main hospital buildings.
    • This car park does not have Blue Badge bays and standard parking charges apply.
    • Patients can also be dropped off outside the Clinical Gerontology Outpatient Department or off West Road.

Opening Times (Alexandra Wing)

  • Monday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 06:00 - 22:00.

Outside Access (Alexandra Wing Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Alexandra Wing building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 not an intercom.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • Standard manual wheelchairs are available for people to borrow at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 178cm.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 174cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located between the inner and outer entrance doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to Level 1.
    • The Alexandra Wing can also be accessed via the Main Hospital Entrance using the link bridge on level 2.

Getting Around (Alexandra Wing)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails are provided in some corridors.
    • Seating is provided in some corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage and Wayfinding View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • The wayfinding signage does not include pictograms.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
    • Maps are provided at key intersections.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Reception (Alexandra Wing)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located by the entrance to the Alexandra Wing on Level 1.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Alexandra Wing Main 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 good.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • 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 not staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • 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 is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are self check in screens by the reception desk.
    • The screens are 100cm to 130cm high.

Other Floors (Alexandra Wing)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 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 not 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 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 not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (Alexandra Wing Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you pass reception.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Alexandra Wing 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 1, 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not 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 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 273cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.

Lift (Main Corridor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the main corridor.
  • The lift is approximately 52m (56yd 2ft) from the Alexandra Wing 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 0, 1, 2, 3.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not 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 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 273cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.

Changing Places

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located to the right as you enter the Alexander Wing Main Entrance.
    • The facility is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Alexander Wing Main Entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is not 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 not need a key for the facility.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 290cm x 300cm.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 157cm (5ft 2in).
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 95cm.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 free standing.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • 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 not 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 available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are pedal waste paper bin and open waste paper bin 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 not a coat hook.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon.
    • The lighting levels are varied.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • There is a changing place located just beyond the main entrance which may be used as an accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

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