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Hathersage Road Multi-Storey Car Park

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

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Robert Bilton 11-10-18 Had a good look round the car park and could see no improvements to the signage or pedestrian access when compared to the original guide. I could only find the odd additional new sign but in reality due to the fact that images are reduced in quality to 200 x 150 pixels it is not possible to read the detail on any of the images in the guide. To be able to carry out a proper review we need further details of the improvements and signage. No changes have been made to the guide.

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • The main hospital site is located in the city centre of Manchester on one of the busiest roads in the region. It can be accessed by car via the M56 and Princess Road or the A34 and Birchfields Road from the south or the M66/M60 and Rochdale Road from the north. The post code for SAT NAV is M13 9WL.
    • Parking can be in high demand at the main site so please allow time to find a space when you arrive. Car parking for patients and visitors is largely located in one of the two multi-storey car parks located at either the North East (Grafton Street Multi-storey) or South West (Hathersage Road Multi-storey) of the site. Each of these car parks provide parking for patient, visitor and staff car parking and operates a pay on foot system where customers make their payment for parking on exiting the car park. A very limited amount of parking is available in front of Accident and Emergency which is a pay and display car park There are no parking charges for: Disabled badge holders Relatives of Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit patients Frequent attenders (three or more times a week) Relatives of long stay patients If all disabled spaces are full, disabled badge holders may park in any normal car park space free of charge.
  • By Bus View
    • The main hospital on Oxford Road is very well served by buses. Twenty different routes from across Manchester all stop directly here. This includes the hospitals hybrid bus (the 147) which costs £1.50 for a day ticket and travels from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station via the Universities, stopping on site. The First Bus 18 Service from Langley stops on The Boulevard which is close to all main hospital entrances. There is also a 'Park and Ride' service from which you can take a free shuttle bus to the main hospital site and then walk or catch a 5 minute bus down Oxford Road to the Dental Hospital. The Trafford General Hospital shuttle runs from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. It departs from the main entrance of Trafford General Hospital towards the main hospital site on Oxford Road (and returns) approximately every 30 minutes.
  • By Train View
    • The closest railway stations are Manchester Oxford Road (MCO), approximately 1 mile away, and Manchester Piccadilly (MAN), approximately 1.5 miles away. Both are a short walk, cycle or bus ride from the main hospital site on Oxford Road.
  • By Tram View
    • The nearest tram stop is at St Peter's Square at the north end of Oxford Road, approximately 1.5 miles away. This is a short walk, cycle or bus ride from the main hospital site on Oxford Road.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Car park staff do receive disability equality training.
  • Please see the Customer Assistance Help Point section for information on getting assistance with ticket validation.
  • There is a hearing loop at the security office in the car park.

Car Park Information

  • There are 2 pedestrian entrances into the car park.
  • The stairs and lift via the Main Entrance do not service the first floor.
  • Blue Badge bays are located on the ground floor.

Hospital Parking (Hathersage Road Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 38 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 480cm x 600cm (15ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • 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 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 make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located at the Main Entrance and in the middle of the ground floor.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • 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 not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is clearly signposted.

Opening Times

  • This service is open 24 hours.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Lift and Stairs to Floors 2-7)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located just off Hathersage 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 172cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Ground Floor Parking)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located immediately to the right of the manual doors.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • Standard manual wheelchairs are available for people to borrow at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading down to the ground floor parking.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are low.
    • The ramp/slope bypasses bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading down to the ground floor parking.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.

Outside Access (Lift and Stairs to First Floor)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to the car park access road.
    • 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 not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The lift and stairs at this entrance serve the first floor.

Inside Access

  • There is level access once inside.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is concrete.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Customer Assistance Help Point

  • In order to park for free Blue Badge holders are required to get their tickets validated at the Customer Assistance Help Point.
  • The Customer Assistance Help Point is next to the vehicular access point into the car park.
  • If accessing the Help Point from the payment machines on the ground floor, you will need to exit via the main doors then turn left down the access ramp to the ground floor. You then have to cross 3 lanes via a marked crossing to get to the Help Point window on the opposite side.
  • The distance from the payment machines to the window is approximately 75 metres.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the help point.
  • There is not a 150cm x 150cm level turning space in front of the window.
  • The height of the window is 106cm.
  • After having the ticket validated you have to cross back across the 3 lanes where traffic is entering the car park.
  • There is tactile paving on one side of the crossing.

Other Floors (Main Entrance - Floors 2-7)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor, on the fifth floor, on the sixth floor and on the seventh floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The handrails extend horizontally on one side only.

Lift (Main Entrance - Floors 2-7)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the 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 G-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor, on the fifth floor, on the sixth floor and on the seventh floor.
  • 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 poor.
  • 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 138cm x 240cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 10in).
  • 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 not 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls are 102cm - 125cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Other Floors (Lift and Stairs to First Floor)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not 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 varied.

Lift (Lift and Stairs to First Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the 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 G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • 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 136cm x 240cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 10in).
  • 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 not 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 controls are 102cm - 125cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

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