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AccessAble and Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust launch new Accessibility Guide

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust becomes the latest of over 80 NHS Trusts to partner with AccessAble; the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information.

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to facilities, wards, and departments at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

"Nurse caring for a patient at their bedside seen from the back"

The Guides are 100 per cent facts, figures and photographs to help patients, visitors and staff plan their journeys to and around the hospital, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.

We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in the Guide have been checked in person, on site, by trained surveyors.     

"Patient having their hand examined by a nurse"

Anna Nelson, Chief Executive of AccessAble, said: 

“We are delighted to launch this new Accessibility Guide to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, prioritising accessibility and patient experience, recognising how crucial detailed access information is for disabled patients, visitors and staff.  

I would like to express my thanks to the Trust for championing the provision of hospital accessibility information, making visits less anxious, uncertain and difficult for disabled people.” 

Professor Joe Harrison, Chief Executive at Milton Keynes University Hospital, said:

“We are extremely proud to have partnered with AccessAble to improve how we communicate the accessibility of our site for all users of the hospital. As an organisation, we are committed to creating an inclusive, safe and secure environment for our staff, patients and visitors and continue to work closely with our community to embrace new platforms such as AccessAble.

Their skills and expertise have been invaluable throughout this programme and I hope that through making this information available to patients prior to them visiting the hospital, we can make that experience slightly less daunting. The launch of our Access Guides is just the start and I welcome feedback from all to ensure that we continue to develop this vital communication platform in the future.”

"Nurses looking at the notes for the day during a shift handover"

You can view Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Accessibility Guide here:

It is also available via the AccessAble App which is free to download from the App Store and Google Play, giving you accessibility information at your fingertips during your hospital visit.

"patient having their blood pressure checked on their arm"

The information to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust joins over 70,000 places already covered across the UK, making a great tool not only for planning a hospital visit, but also a day out or trip away.

For more information about the project, please contact Dean Eales, Head of Partnerships at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email [email protected].

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