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Clinical Education Centre

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 6QG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Nursing and Midwifery teaching rooms, clinical skills rooms, offices, the Health Library and IT Suite, the Revive Rest Room cafe.
  • Comments View
    • The Clinical Education Centre is located on the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust site in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Stoke-on-Trent.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Stoke-on-Trent.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

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 to the side 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 330cm x 500cm (10ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • The 2 Blue Badge bays closest to the main entrance have a block paving surface.
    • The rest of the car park is tarmac.
    • The drop off point consists of several bays that can be used for a maximum of 20 minutes (photographs 5 and 6).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building, off the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) 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 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Entrance B)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 157cm (5ft 2in) 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 159cm (5ft 3in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • Between the two set of doors, to the right as you enter, is the weekend and evening entrance to the Health Library and IT suite (shown in photograph 4).
    • This entrance has double, heavy doors, 168cm (5ft 6in) wide, which open away from you.
    • A Keele Card or NHS Library Membership Card is required to use this entrance, although there is an intercom, 140cm (4ft 7in) high.

Level Change (Entrance B)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Eating and Drinking (Revive Rest Room)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches, hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is located at the far end of the ground floor corridor.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 14:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 14:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 14:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are stairs located in the main foyer and at either end of the building.

Lift

  • The lift is located straight ahead from the main entrance, just before the Health Library entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 131cm x 140cm (4ft 4in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Health Library Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the opposite side of the reception foyer from the main entrance.
  • There is 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 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers just inside the entrance, 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Reception (Health Library Counter)

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Health Library entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The counter is located directly to the left as you enter.
    • There is also an issue and returns machine located to the right as you enter, 91cm (3ft) high (photograph 3).
    • There is also a container for returned books opposite the evening and weekend entrance, at Entrance B.

Library (Health Library and IT Suite)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include scanners.
  • Comments View
    • Auxiliary aids and assistive software can be provided for staff and students on request.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 21:45.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:45.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:45.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 21:45.
    • Friday 08:30 - 19:45.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 22:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00.

Accessible Toilet (Health Library)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 13m (14yd 8in) from the library entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the corrdor to the left as you enter, leading to the IT Suite, just past the library counter.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 250cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 2in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • 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 towel dispenser is 127cm (4ft 2in) high.
    • 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet is kept locked during the day.
    • It is only for use after 17:30 on weekdays and at weekends, when the main building is closed.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the far end of the ground floor corridor, opposite the cafe.
  • The standard changing room is 47m (51yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the male changing rooms.
    • The female changing rooms are on the right hand side of the ground floor corridor, opposite the accessible toilet, 34m (37 yd) from the main entrance and 30m (33 yd) from the reception desk.
    • The changing rooms contain showers accessed by a deep step.
    • The shower area also has a flip down seat, 47cm (19in) high.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located halfway along the left hand side of the ground floor main corridor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 233cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 8in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 towel dispenser is 127cm (4ft 2in) high.
    • 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet contains a baby change table, 94cm (3ft 1in) high.
    • There are accessible toilets located on both other floors.
    • The toilet on the second floor has the transfer space on the left (photograph 3).
    • The toilet on on the first floor has the transfer space on the right, and has a slightly smaller cubicle.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located along the main ground floor corridor on the left.
    • The female toilets are 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located by the ground floor accessible toilet.
    • The male toilets are 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The toilets contain larger cubicles.
    • There are also male and female toilets in ground floor changing rooms, and on both other floors.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.