Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG

020 3456 7890

PALS@uclh.nhs.uk

www.uclh.nhs.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2017

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Access Guide

  • If you are driving to any of the University College London Hospitals please be aware that most of their hospitals are within the Congestion Charge zone.

  • Parking spaces in the area can be difficult to find. Normal Blue Badge restrictions apply in Queen Square and streets close to the Square. Please check the restrictions of your badge within Camden. Parking meter bays are available in Queen Square and Great Ormond Street. There is also an NCP underground car park at Brunswick Square.

  • The following bus stops are available for the hospital; Southampton Row - No's 59, 68, 91, 168, 188, 501. Theobald's Road - No's 19, 38, 55, 243. High Holborn / New Oxford Street - No's 8, 25, 242, 501, 521.

  • Euston Station, King's Cross Station and St Pancras Station are all within a 15 minute walk from the hospital.

  • Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines) are both a short walk from the hospital.

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.

  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located in the Basil Samuel Outpatients Department.

  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 020 3448 3237.

  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is PALS@uclh.nhs.uk.

  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.

  • Volunteers can be found in the reception area.

  • Volunteers do not receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.

  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.

  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.

  • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.

  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on on Queen Square.

  • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 365cm x 450cm (11ft 12in x 14ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bays vary in size.

  • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for 2 hours only.

  • There is not a designated drop-off point.

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  • The Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology is/are located on the lower ground floor of the Queen Mary Wing.

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).

  • Access to the Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology is via the main hospital entrance.

  • When entering the main hospital entrance pass reception and turn right, continue ahead and then turn left. Continue ahead towards the Chandler Wing before turning right down the ramp and following it around to the left. At the bottom of the ramp the Chandler Wing lifts are located in front of you. Take the lift to the lower ground floor and on exiting keep to the left, the service is located on the right.

  • There is step free access, via lift, to the Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology.

  • The Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology is approximately 15m from the lift.

  • There is a/are manual, heavy, double door(s) between the main hospital entrance and the department/service.

  • Wayfinding signage is provided.

  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

  • This information is for the entrance located on Boswell Street.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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.

  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 148cm.

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • 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 both sides going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the entrance.

  • There is/are 4 step(s).

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

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  • This link is located at the rear of the Albany Wing and gives access to the lifts and stairs for the Chandler Wing.

  • Access to the Chandler Wing is via a moderate slope with handrails on both sides or 4 deep steps with handrails on both sides.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG,G,1,2,3,4.

  • The stairs are located straight ahead as you enter the Chandler Wing Entrance.

  • The stairs are approximately 24m from the Chandler Wing Entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • 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.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.

  • The lift is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the Chandler Wing entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG,G,1,2,3,4.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 260cm (4ft 7in x 8ft 6in).

  • 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • Monday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 20:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor of the Queen Mary Wing.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm.

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  • The Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology reception is located to the right as you enter.

  • The reception area/desk is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the department entrance.

  • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to the reception area/desk.

  • The lighting levels at the reception area/desk are medium.

  • The height of the reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

  • There is a low section of the desk (76cm or below) available.

  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the desk.

  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low section of the desk.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • The hearing assistance system is signed.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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  • There is a waiting room / area.

  • The waiting room / area is approximately 7m from the department entrance.

  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.

  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Announcements are in person.

  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.

  • There is not a television.

  • Vending machines are not available.

  • A water dispenser is 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 medium.

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  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.

  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; CT Scanner Suite.

  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.

  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.

  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is a bed / couch.

  • The bed / couch is adjustable.

  • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.

  • There is not a chair.

  • A hoist is available.

  • The hoist is manual.

  • A sling is available.

  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.

  • The room does not have background music playing.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is / are 2 consultation / treatment room(s) available.

  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Biplane Angiography Suite.

  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.

  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.

  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is a bed / couch.

  • The bed / couch is adjustable.

  • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.

  • There is not a chair.

  • A hoist is available.

  • The hoist is manual.

  • A sling is available.

  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.

  • The room does not have background music playing.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left as you enter.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the department entrance.

  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the department entrance.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The door is heavy.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).

  • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • 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 flashing fire alarm beacon within the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 soap dispenser.

  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • 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.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located ahead as you enter.

  • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the department 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 medium.

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