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Woodlands Hospital - Holly Ward

Meadowsweet Lane, Little Hulton, Salford, M28 0FE

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Summary

  • This is an inpatient unit.
  • Services within the building include: This is a male ward for older people living with dementia. The ward supports patients and their carers to maximise their life potential.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Take the M60 to Junction 13. At junction 13, take the A575/A572 exit to Worsley/Leigh/Swinton. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Leigh Road/A572 and continue on the A572. Continue straight onto Mosley Common Road/A577 continue to follow the A577. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Mort Lane/A5082 and go straight over the next roundabout. Turn right onto Meadowsweet Lane and Woodlands Hospital will be located on the right.
    • Blue Badge bays and standard bays are located in front of the building.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stops are located either side of Armitage Avenue and are approximately 160m from the Main Entrance. The number 35 bus stops here.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Walkden Railway Station which is located approximately 1.2 miles from the hospital.
  • 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.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow to use around the building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • Home visits services are not available.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the hospital.
    • 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 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 350cm (11ft 6in).
  • 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 not a designated drop off point.

Getting To (Holly Ward)

  • The Holly Ward is/are located on the ground floor of Woodlands Hospital.
  • Access to the Holly Ward is via the main entrance.
  • Enter via the main entrance and go through the double doors to the left of the reception desk. Continue to the end of the corridor and Holly Ward is located on the right.
  • There is step free access to the Holly Ward.
  • The Holly Ward is approximately 60m from the main entrance.
  • There is a/are manual, heavy, double door(s) between the main entrance and the department/service.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Woodlands Hospital 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.
    • 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm.
    • 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 slight.

Ward (Holly Ward)

  • Ward Information View
    • This is a/an male dementia ward.
    • This is a male ward.
    • There is/are 17 side room(s) available.
    • There is/are 17 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.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • There is level access throughout the ward.
  • Relatives' Room View
    • There is a relatives' room for the ward.
    • The width of the door opening into the relatives' room is over 75cm.
    • There is not a clear turning space in the relatives' room.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests available within the relatives' room.
  • Ward Features and Patient Facilities View
    • A hearing assistance system can be brought in from another department/ward.
    • The ward does not play background music.
    • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
    • A mobile hoist is available on the ward.
    • There are not accessible washroom facilities for patients on the ward.
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities for patients on the ward.
  • Visitor Facilities View
    • There are no accessible toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • Accessible toilet facilities for visitors are located by the Woodlands main reception.
    • There are no standard toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
  • Visiting Times View
    • There are set visiting times for the ward.
    • Visiting times are 24 hours.
  • Comments View
    • The toilets on this ward guide are not on the ward itself. They are located by the main reception.

Family Room (Interview Room)

  • The family room is located on the left on entering the ward.
  • There is step-free access to the family room.
  • The family room is clearly signed.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • The type of flooring in the place of worship/room is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the family room.
  • There is a mixture of chairs with and without armrests.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • There is not space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a refreshment counter.
  • There is not a sink.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a water dispenser available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s) available on request.
  • Background music is not played in the room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels in the room are good.

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