Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust have partnered with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides for Barnsley 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.
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 this guide have been checked in person, by trained surveyors.
The free Accessibility Guide is for patients, visitors and staff and is available at www.AccessAble.co.uk and on the AccessAble App.
Dr Gregory Burke, Founder of AccessAble said,
“Barnsley is part of a trailblazing group of NHS Trusts who recognise how vital access information is for disabled patients, visitors and staff. Our initiative is all about removing barriers and enabling greater patient experience and access for everyone. I hope other organisations will recognise the leadership role the Trust has taken and look at how the project can work for them and the people they serve.”
Anna Nelson, Executive Director of AccessAble said,
“We know that visiting hospital can be a really stressful time 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. We are also working with the Trust to look at how the hospital can be improved over time and to attract more disabled people to work within the Trust.”
Colin Brotherston-Barnett, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust said,
“We want to ensure that our Trust is as accessible as possible for our patients, carers, families and visitors. AccessAble has helped make this possible by creating access guides to help you plan your visit. It can be quite daunting coming to hospital sometimes especially if you’re unfamiliar with the layout or have a disability. AccessAble helps with this so people can plan in advance and know what to expect when they arrive. Now visitors can plan their entire journey”
To take a look at the Trust’s new Accessibility Guide simply go to – https://www.accessable.co.uk/organisations/barnsley-hospital-nhs-foundation-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.