Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust becomes the latest of over 90 NHS Trusts to partner with AccessAble; the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to facilities, wards, and departments at Leeds General Infirmary, St James's University Hospital, Seacroft Hospital, Wharfedale Hospital, and Chapel Allerton Hospital.
Following a successful pilot at Chapel Allerton Hospital, the use of AccessAble across hospital sites has been made possible thanks to over £75,000 of funding from Leeds Hospitals Charity.
The Guides are 100 percent facts, figures and photographs to help patients, visitors and staff plan their journeys to and around the hospital sites, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.
The Guides are live from today and will be formally launched at a dedicated virtual event on Wednesday 5th April.
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.
Anna Nelson, Chief Executive of AccessAble, said:
“We are delighted to work in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to create and publish Detailed Access Guides for the Trust’s hospitals. I’d like to sincerely thank the Trust and Leeds Hospitals Charity for funding this work and recognising that detailed, accurate accessibility information is crucial to improving patient experience.”
Krystina Kozlowska, Head of Patient Experience at Leeds Teaching Hospitals said:
“We are thrilled to be partnering once again with AccessAble to make Leeds Teaching Hospitals more accessible for everyone who visits our hospital sites. We are committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment, as we know visiting a hospital can be stressful time. We hope the guides will provide much needed reassurance and improve patient experience. The project wouldn't have been possible without the support of Leeds Hospitals Charity, and we look forward to the formal launch of the guides in April.”
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 Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS 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, Head of Partnerships at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email [email protected].