Hospital tips for St. Andrew's patients
Telephone: 01892 823535
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Highways England is closing the Tonbridge Road between the A21 and the hospital for six months between 20 August 2016 and the end of January 2017.
This means that there will be no access to the hospital from the A21 Longfield Road roundabout, there will also be no right turn out of the hospital towards the A21. Access to the hospital will only be possible from the Pembury traffic lights near the Mercure Hotel, along the Pembury Road past Notcutts Garden Centre (in a northerly direction).
Whether you are making your own way to your appointment or using public transport please leave plenty of time for your journey as delays will be expected. Highways England has a 24-hour helpline number for more information on the roadworks - 030 0123 5000; in addition you can check their website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/
Parking: Charges apply for more than a 30 minute stay; pay on exit at the ticket machines outside the Main Entrance, outside A&E and in the underground car park. There is an ATM in the reception area if you need change.
From Southborough, change buses in Tunbridge Wells, picking up a bus for the Hospital from opposite the War Memorial (bus stop E1). Buses run regularly from 06.00-23.00 Mon-Sat, with a slightly reduced service on Sundays. Pick up a bus travel leaflet at the Hospital reception desk.
To check if you eligible for free transport to and from the Hospital, call Patient Transport (NSL) 0843 2241888, or click here for a leaflet
Finding your way around
It can be a little daunting if its your first time of visiting. Do make sure you know which department you are attending (for example if you are going for a blood test look out for 'Phlebotomy').
Do you need to go A&E?
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Think twice before you go TW Hospital, if you only have a minor injury there are alternatives:
- Minor Injuries Our doctors and nurses can deal with minor injuries between 08:30–18:00 (weekdays only) - call us first and you may not need to go to A&E
- Sevenoaks Hospital minor injuries unit is an option at other times
One of the members of StAMC's PPG has volunteered to answer any general questions you might have about visiting the Hospital, or to direct any feedback or concerns to the Hospital - click here email@example.com to email your point or issue.