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Hinchingbrooke Hospital - Treatment Centre - Dental Healthcare

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6NT

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Getting To The Hospital

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow to aid transferring around the building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • Home visits services are available.

Parking (Car Park 2)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 7 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 470cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 57m (62yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally busy.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are also short stay (30 minute) parking bays in front of the building.

Parking (Car Park 7)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
    • 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Getting To (Dental Healthcare)

  • Dental Healthcare is/are located at the rear of the Treatment Centre.
  • To see the building map please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to Dental Healthcare is via the Treatment Centre Accessible Entrance.
  • Enter the Treatment Centre Accessible Entrance. Proceed past the main reception desk on the left, continue through the atrium and follow the main corridor. Dental Healthcare is located near the end of the corridor on the right hand side. It is signed as 'Check in 5 & 6' and has a purple coloured desk.
  • There is step free access to Dental Healthcare.
  • Dental Healthcare is approximately 85m from the Treatment Centre Accessible Entrance.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Monday 13:15 - 16:45.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Tuesday 13:15 - 16:45.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Wednesday 13:15 - 16:45.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Thursday 13:15 - 16:45.
  • Friday 13:15 - 16:45.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Dental Healthcare)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor, to the left of reception.
    • 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the main Treatment Centre corridor.
    • The reception point is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the Dental Healthcare entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are not windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low section of the desk.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There is bench seating and single seats with armrests.

Inside Access

  • There is level access once inside.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Waiting Area(s)

  • There is a/are waiting area(s) along the circulation route(s).
  • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area(s).
  • There is not a/are not flashing fire alarm beacon(s) within the waiting area(s).

Consultation / Treatment Room (Dental Room)

  • There is / are 5 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Dental Room 3.
  • 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 vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a chair.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is/are adjustable.
  • There are some 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • This is the most accessible of the dental rooms and can be used to treat wheelchair users whenever necessary.
    • The platform, which can accommodate a wheelchair user, can be moved to other rooms if required.

Consultation / Treatment Room (X-Ray Room)

  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; X-Ray 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 vinyl/laminate.
  • 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.
  • Some 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 bright.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located just beyond the Dental Healthcare entrance but was being refurbished at the time and could not be surveyed.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Dental Healthcare entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the main reception area of the Treatment Centre.

Standard Toilet(s)