ELHT have partnered with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides for Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Burnley General Teaching Hospital. More guides are on their way covering Pendle Community Hospital, Accrington Victoria Community Hospital and Clitheroe Community Hospital.
The Guides are 100% facts, figures and photographs and give you loads of useful information to work out if somewhere is going to be accessible to you. They cover everything from parking to hearing loops, walking distances and accessible toilets.
Early signs are that the Guides are proving popular with more than 6,000 visits to the website in just a matter of days.
The free Accessibility Guide is for patients, visitors and staff and is available at www.AccessAble.co.uk and on the AccessAble App.
Anna Nelson, Executive Director AccessAble said
“We are thrilled to be working with in partnership with East Lancashire Hospitals to produce an inclusive accessibility guide to both Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Burnley General Teaching Hospital.
“It is an essential resource for patients, visitors and staff enabling anybody to check the accessibility of the hospitals before they visit.
“We will be working with the trust to produce similar guides to Pendle Community Hospital, Accrington Victoria Hospital and Clitheroe Community Hospital which will be available in the Summer. We are confident that this information will help to improve patient experience at the trust and also provide the information needed to understand what accessibility improvements can be made across the trusts estate.”
“East Lancashire Hospitals is committed to providing safe, effective ‘healthcare – with a personal touch,” says ELHT General Manager for Estates and Facilities, James Maguire.
“We understand that everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why we’re delighted to work with the highly knowledgeable staff at AccessAble to provide detailed, accurate information about our five hospitals for all patients and visitors.”
To take a look at the Trust’s new Accessibility Guide simply go to https://www.accessable.co.uk/organisations/east-lancashire-hospitals-nhs-trust
The information to the Trust’s sites joins over 125,000 places already covered across the UK, making www.AccessAble.co.uk a great tool for planning a day out or trip away.