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AccessAble and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust launch new Accessibility Guide

Major centre for teaching and research becomes the latest of over 70 NHS Trusts to partner with AccessAble; the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled-access information. 

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to facilities, wards, and departments at Ashurst Hospital, Princess Anne Hospital, Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton General Hospital, and Victoria House. 

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 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. 

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Anna Nelson, Chief Executive of AccessAble, said: 

“We are delighted to launch this new Accessibility Guide to University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Our partnership recognises the Trust’s commitment to providing great patient experience for everyone.  

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


Ellis Banfield, Associate Director of Patient Experience at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said:   

‘University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is committed to improving access to its care and services for everybody, and we are delighted to be working with AccessAble to be able to offer an Accessibility Guide for our hospital sites. The guide will support our patients, carers, and visitors in planning their visit and are an important step in getting it right for everybody.’ 


You can view University Hospital Southampton 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. 

The information to University Hospital Southampton 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 Jessica Moore, Partnerships Manager on 01438 842710 or email [email protected].  

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