Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

Location Details


St. Peters Road
Town Centre

Access in Summary


There are two bus stops located on Ramsgate Road. Buses on route number 36 heading towards Margate, Herne Bay and Ramsgate stop here on a regular basis. There is a shelter and seating provided at both of these stops. These bus stops are a short step free distance to the hospital and are situated closest to Main Entrance A.

Car Park and Drop Off

There are numerous car parks situated close to all the main entrances and exits of the hospital.

Parking for disabled badge holders. The Trust is committed to providing parking facilities for blue badge holders as close to the hospital entrances as possible. The Trust will maintain a minimum of 15% of the public parking for the exclusive use of blue badge holders. These marked bays will be free of charge and will allow a maximum stay of 3 hours. Blue badge holders who park in the pay and display parking will be required to purchase a ticket from the pay and display machines to cover the length of their stay. Parking for blue badge holders on double yellow lines or hatched areas is prohibited at all times. Drop off points are located close to Main Entrance A, Maternity, Physiotherapy, Viking Day Unit, A&E and Spencer Wing.

Access at Entrance

All of the entrances leading into the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital are clearly visible on approach. All entry doors have adequate vision panels incorporated ensuring safe access into the building for all visitors. Each entrance is wide enough to accommodate all users and many are automatically powered.


The Main Reception for the hospital is located closest to Main Entrances A and B. There is ample room in front of the counter allowing wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs to manoeuvre with ease. Staff will assist all visitors with enquiries and offer further aid where possible. Most of the clinic receptions are accessible to all users and offer seating should visitors need to rest.


There are numerous toilet facilities located on each floor of the hospital, including fully accessible toilets. Plenty of seating has been provided within the hospital in a range of heights. There are seats with armrests available. Caf├ęs and shops are also provided within the premises, serving a variety of items to visitors and staff.

Access to All Areas

To gain access to different floors there are lifts and stairs available. All of the lifts at the hospital are suitable for wheelchairs. Access around the hospital is fairly easy due to wide corridors in which the doors are held open. All doors into the wards are wide enough to allow wheelchair users to pass though with ease.

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.
  • Staff assistance available Our staff have been trained to offer excellent service levels, please ask if you have any particular requirements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Car Park and Drop Off.
Access at Entrance.
Access to All Areas.
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