Bedford Hospital

Location Details

Address

Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ

Access in Summary

Transport

There are bus stops located on either side of Kempston Road, both of which have shelters and seating and are a short distance from the hospital main entrance. There is also a taxi rank located near to the main entrance in the main visitor and patient car park. There is step free access from both of these transport points to the Main Entrance.

Car Park and Drop Off

There are numerous car parks located on the Bedford Hospital Site. The main visitor and patient car park has plenty of accessible parking bays. All of the accessible parking bays have step free access to the entrances. Blue badge holders can park for free within this Car Park.

Access at Entrance

There are numerous entrances to different departments at Bedford Hospital. The main entrance has automatic double sliding doors. All entrances have step free access to them and are suitable to allow wheelchair users to pass through.

Reception

The main reception for the hospital is located on the left as you enter the building from the main entrance. All departments within the hospital have their own reception area, some of which have low counters and induction loops. Access to all reception desks is suitable for wheelchair users.

Facilities

The hospital has male and female toilets and there are also accessible toilets available. There are also two restaurants available to visitors which are the Swannery and the Bistro. Both restaurants are located just beyond the main reception area. There is also a shop located in the reception area which sells gifts, newspapers and snacks. Entry into both restaurants is suitable for wheelchair users.

Access to All Areas

The corridors and internal doors within the hospital are wide enough to allow wheelchair users to move around with ease. There are also lifts to all floors in the main block as well as in the Cygnet Wing, Beeden House and the Macmillan Primrose Unit. All of the lifts within the hospital are large enough to allow a wheelchair user to use them.

Access Symbols Explained:


  • Facilities for partially sighted or blind people We provide facilities for people who are visually impaired. For example: Braille formats, large print, audio tapes etc.
  • Assistance dogs welcome Assistance dogs are welcome in our premises.
  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Customer toilet facilities We provide customer toilets.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Induction loop available An induction loop has been installed to benefit our hard of hearing customers.
  • Customer parking facilities We provide customer car parking.
  • Accessible car parking We provide accessible car parking spaces for disabled customers.
  • Intercom outside of the premises An intercom is available at the entrance providing communication with our staff.
  • Low Payment Counters including clipboards, dropdown counters, lap trays and portable chip & pin Low payment counters or an alternative such as portable chip and pin machine, a lap tray or a clipboard.
  • Low Reception/Information counters Low Reception/Information counters available for wheelchair users.
  • Automatic doors present Our premises are fitted with automatic doors to ease entry.
  • Customer lift provided A customer lift has been provided.
  • Accessible lift provided An accessible customer lift has been installed, improving access for wheelchair users.
  • Parent with pushchair access Our premises are accessible to parents with a pushchair or pram.
  • Baby changing facilities We provide baby changing facilities.
  • Accessible baby changing facilities Accessible baby changing facilities are available.
Transport.
Car Park and Drop Off.
Access at Entrance.
Main Reception.
Facilities.
Access to All Areas.
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