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Day Patient Unit

Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Rue Mignot, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8TW

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Introduction

  • The Day Patient Unit is located on level 2 of the main building.
  • It can also be accessed externally.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Friday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is located opposite the unit.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The patron does have to cross a road.
  • The road is generally quiet.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the unit.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
  • Comments View
    • One leaf of each set of doors was locked at the time of the survey.
    • The threshold in the second doorway is a 1.5cm metal lip.

Level Change (Main Unit Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Accident and Emergency Pedestrian Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the main building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the hospital.
    • Manual wheelchairs are available to transfer patients.

Outside Access (Internal Level 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 2 of the main building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Route finding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is laminate.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Waiting Room / Area (Main)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring is laminate.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room/area.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Waiting Room / Area (Eye Surgery)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Eye Surgery)

  • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Consultation Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Bowel Screening)

  • There are 2 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Bowel Cancer Screening Nurses Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 68cm (2ft 3in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 4 bays available.
  • There are 1 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay 5.
  • There are not doors to the bay / side room.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre between beds.
  • All beds are adjustable.
  • All beds have bedside storage.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is electric.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is not a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located off the main waiting area.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in different languages.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There is not a dog toilet or toileting area.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.