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PALS and Bereavement Services

Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 6RJ

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • Bradford Royal Infirmary is located on Duckworth Lane. The post code for a Sat Nav is BD9 6RJ.
      Access to the Women and Newborn areas of Bradford Royal Infirmary are serviced via Smith Lane Gate 5.
      Access to the main hospital is via Gate 6.
      Access to Duckworth Lane is via gate 2.
      Access from the city centre is via the B6144 and Toller Lane.
    • There are several Pay and Display Car parks around the Hospital. The car parks are accessible from both Duckworth Lane and Smith Lane.
      There is a designated Blue Badge parking area off Smith Lane next to the new accessible hospital entrance.
  • By Bus View
    • There are several bus stops located outside the Accident and Emergency Department on Duckworth Lane and also further bus stops next to Gates 5 and 7 on Smith Lane. The services that stop here are the 617, 618, 620 and 680.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Bradford Interchange and is approximately 4.7km from Bradford Royal Infirmary.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located on level one, next to the Main Hospital reception.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01274 364 021.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected]
  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Volunteers can be found at the Main Hospital reception and throughout the main corridors.
  • Volunteers do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available on request.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Main Hospital reception or a member of Staff.
  • There is a Changing Places facility at this hospital which is located on the main hospital corridor Level 1.
  • Alternative format documents can be provided in advance of attending hospital including braille, large print and different languages.
    Interpreters need to be booked in advance where possible.

Hospital Parking (Smith Lane - Accessible Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the hospital site, to the right of the Smith Lane Accessible Parking, enter via Gate 6.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located outside the Smith Lane Accessible Parking entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
  • Access to the Hospital View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Smith Lane Accessible Parking Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are also 2 electric vehicle charging points in this car park.

Getting To (PALS and Bereavement Services)

  • PALS and Bereavement Services is/are located on level one within the Main Hospital foyer.
  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to PALS and Bereavement Services is via the Smith Lane Accessible Parking Entrance.
  • Enter via the Smith Lane Accessible Parking Entrance, enter the lift and press button 0. This will you lead you out into the Main Hospital foyer which is actually level one of the Main Hospital building. Continue towards the rear of the foyer and PALS and Bereavement Services is located to the right, at the rear of the reception desk.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to PALS and Bereavement Services.
  • PALS and Bereavement Services is approximately 45m from the Smith Lane Accessible Parking Entrance.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Smith Lane Accessible Parking Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the hospital site on Smith Lane.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the accessible parking to the Smith Lane Accessible Parking Entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading down from the car park to the Smith Lane Main Entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

Outside Access (Smith Lane Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the hospital site on Smith Lane below the Smith Lane Accessible Parking entrance.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 238cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 238cm.
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading from Smith Lane to the Smith Lane Main Entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up the step(s).

Other Floors (Smith Lane Entrances)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Smith Lane Accessible Parking Entrance and Smith Lane Main Entrance to the Main Hospital reception foyer.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (Lift 33 - Smith Lane Entrances)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the Smith Lane Entrances.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Smith Lane Entrances.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Smith Lane Accessible Parking Entrance and Smith Lane Main Entrance to the Main Hospital reception foyer.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The lift controls are 104cm - 114cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 140cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Opening Times (PALS)

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Bereavement Services)

  • Monday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (PALS and Bereavement Services)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the foyer on level one of the Main Hospital building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is no hand sanitiser at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Waiting Room / Area (PALS and Bereavement Services)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 1m from the PALS and Bereavement Services entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • A water dispenser is not available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Quiet Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Quiet Room.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located within the Main Hospital foyer.

Standard Toilet(s)

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