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Shoredrift (Including Pod 3 & 4)

Hopewood Park, Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NB

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Travelling on the A1 exit onto the A1231 towards Sunderland.
      At the first roundabout take the third exit onto Sunderland A1231.
      At the second roundabout take the second exit and stay on Sunderland A1231.
      Then, at the third roundabout, take the third exit onto the A19 slip road to Teesside.
      Merge on the A19, then take the B1404 exit towards Seaham.
      Turn left onto Seaton Lane, then turn left onto Stockton Road.
      Continue to follow the B1285.
      At the roundabout take the third exit onto Stockton Road/A1018.
      Continue on Stockton Road, then drive to Waterworks Road and Hopewood Park.
    • There is parking located around the site for staff, visitors and patients.
      The car parking is pay and display and is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • By Bus View
    • The bus services which frequently run to the Ryhope Hospital bus stop are the 23, 24, 60, and 61.
      There is an approximate 5 minute walk from the bus stop to Hopewood Park.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to the hospital is Sunderland Station.
      A bus or car ride will be needed to get to Hopewood Park from the station.
  • Useful Links View

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, voice recognition CD on request and audio on request.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow to use around the building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.
  • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) available.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 22/02/2022.
  • The hearing loop was not working at the time of testing.
  • Home visits services are available.

Parking

  • 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 in front of Building 10.
    • 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 203cm x 470cm (6ft 8in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 43m (47yd 1in) 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 concrete.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the centre of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step free 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.
    • 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 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • 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 178cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 5m from the ward 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 carpet and vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are not available.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red 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 good.

Ward

  • Ward Information View
    • This is a/an inpatient ward.
    • This is a female 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 single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.

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