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St Bernard's Hospital Site, Uxbridge Road, London, UB1 3EU

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Getting Here (St Bernard's Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • St Bernard's Hospital is located at the rear of the Ealing Hospital site.
      St Bernard's Hospital can be accessed via the A4020 (Uxbridge Road) and Hilda Road.
      The post code for the sat nav is UB1 3EU.
    • There are various pay and display parking spaces across the St Bernard’s site.
      Parking costs £3 for up to four hours.
      You can pay using the JustPark app. The location number is: 183456.
      There are accessible spaces free for Blue Badge holders around the site, including outside The Orchard and Three Bridges Medium Secure Unit.
  • By Bus View
    • There are 4 bus stops outside Ealing Hospital main entrance.
      The service routes are the 483, N83, 92 and the 282. They are serviced by Transport for London.
      In addition, there are bus stops a short walk away on Uxbridge Road.
      The hospital can be easily accessed via bus routes 83, 92, 195, 282, 207, N207 and the 427.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Hanwell which is approximately 0.8 miles (16 minute walk) away.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Boston Manor which is approximately 1.6 miles (32 minute walk) away.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request, Makaton on request, different languages on request, voice recognition CD on request and audio on request.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow to use around the building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There is not a/are not hearing assistance system(s) available.

Parking (Pay and Display)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of the venue on off Hilda Road.
    • 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 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 223cm x 453cm (7ft 4in x 14ft 10in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 10 vehicle charging bays within the car park.
    • There is also a charging point in between two of the Blue Badge bays, as shown in photographs 1 and 2.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Patient Library)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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 a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 135cm.

Department / Service (Patient Library)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • The Library is located on the ground floor of A Block.
    • There is level access throughout the department/service.
    • There is no clear signage on the department/service.
    • The type of flooring is carpet and vinyl/laminate.
    • The department/service does play background music.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a main reception.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the Café on the Hill.
    • There are not standard toilet facilities within this department/service.
    • Standard toilet facilities are located in the Café on the Hill.


  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead then to the left from the Patient Library entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Patient Library entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is not 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 no 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 moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is low (76cm or lower).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance 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.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Day Room / Lounge Area (Library)

  • There is a day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is approximately 10m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the day room/lounge area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the day room/lounge area.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • There is not a television.
  • 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • The library has books, current newspapers, audiobooks and DVDs.

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