Lincolnshire’s specialist mental health and learning disability trust has becomes latest of over 60 NHS Trusts across the UK to partner with AccessAble.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to each of its main sites.
The Guides are 100% facts, figures and photographs to help patients, visitors and staff plan their journeys to and around the sites, 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, by trained surveyors.
Dr Gregory Burke, Founder of AccessAble, said:
“We are delighted to partner with Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a Trust that prioritises accessibility and patient experience, recognising how crucial access information is for disabled patients, visitors and staff. We know that attending appointments can be really stressful and not being able to find out about the facilities available can really add to that. We want our Guides to provide the information people need about accessibility, so they plan their visit and feel confident about what to expect.”
Sarah Connery, Acting Chief Executive at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust added:
“With so many different community and hospital sites across the county, it is important that we give our patients, carers, staff and visitors as much information as possible about the facilities available. This will not only enable our patients, carers and staff to feel more at ease about attending their appointment, or working on site, but also enables us to have an open conversation about any additional needs they may have.”
You can view Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Accessibility Guide here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/lincolnshire-partnership-nhs-foundation-trust
It’s 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 Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joins over 70,000 places already covered across the UK, making www.AccessAble.co.uk 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, Senior Partnerships Manager at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email [email protected].