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Ash Ward

St Peter's Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PZ

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road
    • St Peter’s Hospital is located between Woking and Chertsey approximately 1.5 miles away from junction 11 of the M25. From junction 11 follow the A317 west until you reach a roundabout from where the hospital is signposted.
    • The hospital has a couple of onsite car parks all of which are chargeable including for Blue Badge holders. However, there are free 20 minute pickup and drop off points at the front of the hospital. Parking charges are as follows: First 20 minutes Free for drop off Up to 2 hours £3.50 2 to 3 hours £4.00 3 to 4 hours £5.00 4 to 5 hours £6.00 5 to 6 hours £7.00 6 to 24 hours £8.00 Up to one week £20.00 For Blue Badge holders who may find it easier to pre-purchase parking tickets, we now offer the facility for you to purchase up to six 2 hour tickets in advance, at £3.50 each. You can do this through our Travel Plan Office at St Peter’s Hospital or from the Cashier’s Office at Ashford Hospital. For those with mobility issues who find it difficult to reach our clinics or wards, our porters can be pre-booked to help you on arrival. Please call 01932 722036 two days in advance and one of our team will make sure they are on hand to greet you when you arrive. Parking concessions We recognise that for some patients visiting our hospitals regularly car parking costs can be a burden. We therefore offer the following concessions which are applicable at both of our hospital sites: Frequent visitors Weekly parking permit - £20.00 Patients attending Haematology/Oncology Day units Free for period of treatment Patients attending long term cardiac rehabilitation clinics Free for period of treatment Parents attending our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital Three weekly permit - £20.00.
  • By Bus
    • There are regular bus services operating to St Peter’s Hospital from Woking, Staines and other surrounding areas. There is also a hopper shuttle bus which runs between Ashford and St Peters hospital sites, on Monday to Friday only, and is freely available to all staff, patients and visitors. Wheelchairs, baby buggies, pushchairs and walking frames cannot be accepted on the hopper bus due to the limited capacity of the vehicles and no secure storage available on the vehicles.
  • By Train
    • The nearest train stations to the hospital are in Chertsey (approximately 1.1 miles away) or Woking (approximately 4.4 miles away). Both stations are on the main bus routes.
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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located next to the reception desk on Level 1 of the Outpatients Building.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01932 723553.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is patient.advice@asph.nhs.uk.
  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Volunteers can be found at major junctions throughout the hospital corridors.
  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request and large print on request.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.
  • Comments
    • PALS can be contacted from any internal hospital phone by dialling 3553.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 560cm (10ft 6in x 18ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the main 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments
    • Patient/visitor parking is situated in a number of places. These include pay and display and pay on exit car parks. There are a number of Blue Badge bays close to hospital entrances.
    • Unless you are visiting out of peak weekday hours it is recommended you park in the main Outpatients visitor car park where most spaces are available.
    • Parking charges are free for the first 20 minutes and then start at £3.50 for up to 2 hours, increasing by £1 an hour up to six hours. Parking machines accept the following coins: 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2; and also £5, £10 and £20 notes. Credit/debit cards are accepted by the pay stations. Please click here for more information.

Getting To (Ash Ward)

  • Ash Ward is/are located on Level 3 of the Duchess of Kent Wing.
  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to Ash Ward is via the Duchess of Kent Wing entrance.
  • From the Duchess of Kent Wing entrance, turn right and proceed along the corridor to the open double doors. Once past the doors, turn left and the Ash & Oak Wards entrance is directly ahead.
  • There is step free access to Ash Ward.
  • Ash Ward is approximately 16m from the Duchess of Kent Wing entrance.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Duchess of Kent Wing Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments
    • This entrance leads into level 3 of the hospital.

Outside Access (Ward Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance is used to access both the Ash and Oak Wards.

Outside Access (Ash Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Level 3 of the Duchess of Kent Wing.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Reception

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk/counter.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Opening Times

  • Monday 15:00 - 16:30.
  • Monday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 15:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 15:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 15:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 15:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 15:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 15:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 18:00 - 20:00.

Ward

  • There is level access in the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There is/are 4 bay(s) available.
  • There is/are 11 side room(s) available.
  • The area/room/bay surveyed was 1.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) to the area/room/bay.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed(s)/between beds.
  • The bed(s) is/are adjustable.
  • The bed(s) has/have bedside storage.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by loop.
  • There is an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

Accessible Bathroom

  • Accessible bathroom facilities are available.
  • Location and access
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 230cm x 300cm (7ft 7in x 9ft 10in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin height is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the wash basin.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath details
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There are not wall mounted handrails available.
  • Wheel in shower details
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the ward bays.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • Other facilities available include; a standard toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • The standard toilet is fitted with a drop down rail.

Accessible Shower (Parents Shower)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located past reception and to the right.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 60cm (1ft 12in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Rear of Ward)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the ward.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 220cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet (Left of Entrance)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left on entering the ward.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 185cm x 192cm (6ft 1in x 6ft 4in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 123cm (4ft).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the left on entering the ward.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the ward entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

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