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AccessAble and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust launch new Detailed Access Guides

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has become the third healthcare Trust in Northern Ireland to partner with AccessAble; a world leader in the provision of accessibility information.

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has worked with AccessAble to create over 200 Detailed Access Guides to facilities, wards and departments at all of their hospital sites.

The Guides are 100 per cent facts, figures and photographs to help patients, visitors and staff plan their journeys to and around the hospitals, covering everything from parking facilities and assistive listening devices, 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 Guides have been checked in person, on site, by trained surveyors.                                                                                        

Anna Nelson, Chief Executive of AccessAble, said:

“We are thrilled to launch this landmark partnership with South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

I would like to express my thanks to the Trust for championing the provision of hospital accessibility information and demonstrating what can be achieved through collaborative working and co-production.

There is a real opportunity now to roll this programme further across Northern Ireland to ensure disabled people and carers have the information they need, regardless of the healthcare service they visit."

Ryan Conlan, Assistant Director of Estates at South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, said: 

"We are delighted to have worked in partnership with AccessAble to produce Detailed Access Guides for our main health facilities across the Trust.

It’s incredibly important to us that we meet the needs of everyone who visits our hospitals. We are ambitious about creating an environment that is as supportive, anticipatory and equitable as possible. The information and guides that AccessAble have developed will help our patients, visitors and staff visit our Trust sites with confidence and improve their experience."

View South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust’s Detailed Access Guides.

The information to South Eastern Health and Social Care 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 Ellen Ilott, Senior Partnerships Manager at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email [email protected].

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