Access in Summary
There is a Bus Stop available within the hospital ground which is within 60 metres of the Main Entrance. Buses on route numbers 14, 14a and 42 heading towards New Bridge, Bath Bus Station and Odd Down stop here on a regular basis. There is seating and a shelter provided at this stop, the bus route information is attached to a lamp post to the right of the shelter.
Car Park and Drop Off
The Royal United Bath Hospital has 7 parking areas available which are spread out around the hospital grounds. Most of the car parks are pay on exit, however, one is pay and display. Accessible parking is available around the hospital grounds. Most of the entrances into the hospital also have a 20 minute drop off area situated close by.
Access at Entrance
Most of the entrances into the Hospital are situated on level ground and offer automatic doors which are wide enough to accommodate all visitors. There is clear signage above every entrance indicating which Zone they lead into. The Main Entrance into the Hospital consists of double, automatic doors which slide open on approach.
There are two manned reception desks within the hospital which are located within the Main Entrance Lobby in Zone B and in the Accident and Emergency Entrance Lobby in Zone C. Both of the reception desks offer a lowered counter section and an induction loop is also available to aid the hard of hearing. There is ample seating surrounding the Reception areas should visitors need to rest. Within the Main Entrance Lobby there are volunteers on hand to point visitors in the correct direction of departments within the hospital.
The Hospital Cafeteria is accessible to all visitors and offers both hot and cold food and beverages. The Atrium Coffee Bar within the Main Entrance Lobby also offers enough space for all visitors to manoeuvre with ease. There are accessible toilet facilities provided throughout the hospital along with dedicated baby changing areas.
Access to All Areas
The circulation throughout the Royal United Bath Hospital is very good with wide corridors, decent visual contrast and good natural lighting to assist visitors. The signage located around the hospital is clear with arrows in place to assist. All of the internal doors are held open and the flooring within the hospital is wheelchair friendly with either carpet or ceramic tiles provided.