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Haemodialysis Unit

Accrington Victoria Hospital, Haywood Road, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 6AS

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • From the M65

      Take the M65 to Junction 7.
      At the roundabout, take the exit on to Dunkenhalgh Way/A6185.
      Turn left on to Manor Place/B6231.
      Continue to follow B6231.
      At the roundabout, take the second exit on to Queens Road West.
      Turn right onto Haywood Road.
      The hospital will be on the right.

      From The Town Centre

      From Blackburn Road turn left on to King Street.
      At the roundabout, take the third exit on to Milnshaw Lane.
      Continue on Whalley Road/A680 to Haywood Road.
      Turn right at the first cross street on to Haywood Road.
      The hospital will be on the right.
    • There is a car park with standard and Blue Badge parking available at the hospital.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stops are on the A680 Whalley Road
      Buses that stop here include numbers 1, 6, 6b, 9,14, 15, 59c, 530, 547, 800, 867, 870, 907.
      The bus companies that operate the busses are Holmeswood Coaches, Lancashire Buses and Stagecoach Buses.
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Accrington Railway Station
      It is located just over 700m from the hospital, in the town centre.
      The station has step free access to all platforms.
      Taxis are available to take you to the hospital.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is not a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available on request.
  • BSL interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Customer Relations Team.
    • The Customer Relations Team is not located within the hospital.
    • It is located at Park View Offices, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Road Blackburn BB2 3HH.
    • The telephone number for the Customer Relations Team is 0800 587 2586.
    • The email address for patient advice, concerns and complaints is [email protected]
    • The email address for general enquiries is [email protected].

Hospital Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the hospital.
    • 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 Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 600cm (7ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • 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 by the main entrance.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park and throughout the car park.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located by the main entrance.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 drop off points by the main entrance.
    • Two of them allow waiting for 20 minutes the other is for 10 minutes.
    • There is a further drop off point by the Outpatients entrance.
    • The pay and display machine is located by the main entrance.
    • It has a slight slope in front of it.
    • The cash slot to the pay and display machine is 107cm high.
    • The buttons of the pay and display machine are 130cm high.

Getting To (Haemodialysis Unit)

  • The Haemodialysis Unit is/are located on the ground floor of the hospital.
  • Access to the Haemodialysis Unit is via the Haemodialysis Unit entrance.
  • Enter the Haemodialysis Unit entrance.
    The waiting room is ahead.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the Haemodialysis Unit.
  • The Haemodialysis Unit is approximately 2m from the Haemodialysis Unit entrance.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Comments View
    • There is no reception in this department.
    • Patients take a seat in the waiting room and are called through as required.

Outside Access (Haemodialysis Unit Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located within the car park.
    • 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.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main 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 82cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not 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 the left going up the ramp.

Opening Times (Haemodialysis Unit)

  • Monday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Friday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Sunday Closed.

Department / Service (Haemodialysis Unit)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • The Haemodialysis Unit is located on the ground floor of the hospital.
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the department/service.
    • 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 82cm.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • There is level access throughout the department/service.
    • There is clear signage on the department/service.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is flooring in the department/service which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The department/service does not play background music.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a waiting room/area and a treatment room.
    • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms in this department/service.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • A mobile hoist is not available on the department/service.
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • There are not standard toilet facilities within this department/service.
    • Standard toilet facilities are located within the physiotherapy department.

Waiting Room / Area (Haemodialysis Unit)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 1m from the Haemodialysis Unit 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.
  • There is not a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • Some 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 not space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Weighing Room)

  • There is / are 2 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • 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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • All chairs have 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 medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Treatment 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 double width.
  • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is a chair.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is/are adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead and to the right as you enter the department.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Haemodialysis Unit entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 137cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

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