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St. George's Park, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2NU

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Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • 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.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request, Makaton on request, different languages on request and audio on request.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow to use around the building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) available.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 21/02/2022.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
  • Home visits services are available.
  • St. George’s Park are working with Deaflink, a local charity to provide a service called Health Navigators, which will specifically support deaf people who use BSL as a first language to use the services here.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • 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 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 590cm (12ft 6in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the building.

Getting To

  • Building 1 - Hauxley is/are located to the left as you enter Building 4.
  • To see the building map please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to Building 1 - Hauxley is via the Building 4 - Hub & Circulation Links main entrance.
  • From the main entrance turn diagonally left and follow the route around the central seating area to the signed Woodhorn/Hauxley corridor on the left, before Café George.
    Enter the corridor and continue to the end.
    Turn left where the wards are signed.
    Continue along past the Woodhorn ward entrance and through the double doors for approximately 25 metres and follow the slight bend to the left.
    Continue for approximately 50 metres to the Hauxley ward entrance on the right near the end of the corridor.
  • There is step free access to Building 1 - Hauxley.
  • Building 1 - Hauxley is approximately 140m from the Building 4 - Hub & Circulation Links main entrance.
  • There are resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • Comments View
    • There are areas of darker carpet down the corridors which could be perceived as a hole.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 142cm.
    • The bollard(s) has/have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
    • 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 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.


  • Ward Information View
    • This is a/an Older Peoples Inpatient Service ward.
    • This is a shared ward.
    • There is/are 18 side room(s) available.
    • There is/are 18 bed(s) on this ward in total.
  • Ward Access View
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the ward.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.

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