Heatherwood Hospital is situated at the junction of the A329 and A332, providing connections to local centres including Ascot, Bracknell and Windsor. The nearest centre of Ascot, including Ascot Train Station, is between 5 to 15 minutes walk and less than 5 minutes by bicycle. The larger regional centre of Bracknell is less than 3 miles to the west of the hospital which is approximately 20 minutes by bike..
The Trust has limited parking and vehicle congestion is high at peak times, particularly between 10:30am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm on weekdays. We would encourage anyone who is able, to walk or cycle to the hospital.
Bicycle parking sheds for both staff and visitors are provided near Day Surgery, close to Gate 2, and outside Social Services, which is behind the main Administration Building and can be accessed via either Gate 2 or Gate 3. Please click on the link below to see a map of visitor cycle parking.
A number of preferred cycle/pedestrian routes exist within the local area, providing a safe and legible network to/from the hospital. To help plan your journey using these preferred routes, please refer to:
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s Walking and Cycling (includes maps)
Bracknell Forest Council’s Transport and Travel (includes maps)
Please note that the hospital is spread over a reasonable area and in some cases wards and departments are located on different levels. Signage is available within the hospital to help guide you to your destination. However, the following table provides a rough guide to accessing key areas within the hospital:
|1||Main Entrance and Reception, Minor Injuries, Maternity, Diagnostics and Outpatients.|
|2||Main Entrance and Reception, Minor Injuries, Maternity, Diagnostics, Outpatients, Day Surgery, General Wards, Pathology, M.R.I. Unit and Administration Block|
|3||Mental Health, Pharmacy, Estates, Stores, Forest Lodge, Red Cross and Paul Bevan House.||Note: Gate 3 is also the primary entrance for private on-site residential accommodation.|
www.cycle-routes.org Information on cycle routes and the National Cycle Network;
www.sustrans.org.uk Information on sustainable transport, including events;
www.bikebelles.org.uk A website dedicated to female cyclists;
www.walkingworks.org.uk Information on options and the benefits of walking.