Royal Victoria Hospital 

Location Details

Address

Radnor Park Avenue
Folkstone
Kent
CT19 5BN

Access in Summary

Transport

There are two bus stops available along Radnor Park Road within 320 metres of the Main Entrance. There are links to Cheriton, Broadmead Village and Central Folkestone served at these stops.

Car Park and Drop Off

There is a large Visitor Car Park available at this location. Six accessible parking bays have been provided close to the Main Entrance. A drop off point has also been marked out close to the Main Entrance, with space for up to three vehicles.

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.

Access at Entrance

The Main Entrance to the Royal Victoria Hospital is accessed via level paving and is sheltered by a large canopy. Entry here is gained through double, sliding, automatic doors which lead to the Entrance Lobby. Here there are double, manual powered doors granting access to the Hospital and clear signage is displayed to direct visitors throughout the building.

Reception

Most reception desks at this Hospital are either at an accessible height or have a lowered counter section. Induction loops are available at reception. There is a queue system at the Main Reception to ease congestion during busy periods.

Facilities

Accessible toilets have been provided throughout the Hospital and are available in every department. The accessible toilets are well equipped and offer adequate circulation. General male and female toilets have also been provided on every floor.

Access to All Areas

Good circulation is offered throughout the Hospital, with all corridors being of adequate width. Seating is available with armrests in various locations in the building. There is good lighting and clear signage to ensure ease of independent access around the Hospital. Most doors in the building are held open with magnets which are connected to the fire alarm system and are of sufficient width for all visitors. Step free access to alternative floors can be gained via a lift which is accessed from the ground floor by a ramp with handrails. Stairs can also be used, which have handrails.

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.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Customer toilet facilities We provide customer toilets.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Facilities for hard of hearing people We offer facilities for hard of hearing people.
  • 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.
  • Automatic doors present Our premises are fitted with automatic doors to ease entry.
  • Customer lift provided A customer lift has been provided.
  • 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.
Reception.
Facilities.
Access to All Areas.
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