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Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (LMBRU)

Chapel Allerton Hospital, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4SA

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in August 2021.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Hand sanitisers are located throughout the hospital.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Social distancing signage is available at all reception points throughout the hospital, and at lifts.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Protective clear screens are located at all receptions and most nurse's stations throughout the hospital.
  • There is a maximum lift occupancy of 2 people in all lifts.
  • The coffee shop operates a track and trace system with a QR code for the NHS COVID-19 app and a paper based system for those without a compatible smartphone.
  • Only patients and their carers are permitted to enter the hospital. All visiting is currently suspended. Face masks or coverings must be worn in all areas of the building, and hands must be sanitised on entering the building. This is monitored by reception staff.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • Chapel Allerton Hospital is located on Chapeltown Road to the north of Leeds.
      The postcode for use with Sat-Nav is LS7 4SA.
      From the south, the hospital can be accessed via the A61. Continue along the A61, at the junction with Meanwood Road turn right and follow the signs for 'Chapeltown'. This will take you to Chapeltown Road and after approximately 1 mile, the entrance to Chapel Allerton Hospital is on the right.,br/> From the North, the hospital can be accessed via Harrogate Road. Continue along Harrogate Road, through Chapel Allerton. At the junction with Harehills Lane, bear right on to Chapeltown Road and the entrance to Chapel Allerton Hospital is on the left.
    • The car park for patients and visitors is located at the front of the hospital.,br/> The car park is 'Pay & Display' and payment can be made by cash or card. Current car parking charges are: Up to 2 hours £2.80 Up to 4 hours £5.50 Up to 6 hours £8.60 Up to 24 hours £ 12.70
      In addition to a dedicated Blue Badge car park, there are 3 Blue Badge parking bays by the main hospital entrance.,br/> Free car parking is available for Blue Badge holders in designated marked spaces. If designated spaces are full, Blue Badge holders may park in any of the patient/visitor car parks.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses travel frequently from Leeds City Centre to Chapel Allerton Hospital and there is a stop on Chapeltown Road close to the hospital entrance. Full details of the bus stops around the Chapel Allerton site along with route numbers can be found on the link below.,br/> The following buses serve Chapel Allerton Hospital: 2, 3, 3A, 36, 48 and 91.
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
  • By Train View
    • The closest station is Leeds City station which is approximately 2.5 miles from Chapel Allerton Hospital.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • There is not a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 0113 206 6261 / 0113 206 7168.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected]
  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • 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 can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact reception.

Hospital Parking (Blue Badge Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located at the front right of the building.
    • 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) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 290cm x 508cm (9ft 6in x 16ft 8in).
    • There is not 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 not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
  • 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 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking terms, stating that parking is free for Blue Badge holders, are available at the entrance to the main Blue Badge car park, and throughout the car park.
    • There are 3 bays in front of the Main Entrance (shown in photographs 3 - 4).
    • There is a dropped kerb in front of the Main Entrance.

Hospital Parking (Standard Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the front left 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 not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated 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.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located at the entrance to the main area of the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
  • Access to the Hospital View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is not accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The hospital entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is clearly signposted.
  • Comments View
    • The main visitor parking area is shown in photographs 1 - 3.
    • The parking machines are located at the entrance to the main parking area.
    • The overflow parking area is shown in photographs 7 - 9.
    • There are 3 short stay (20 minute) bays at the front of the overflow standard visitor parking (shown in photographs 10 - 12).
    • There are steps from the car park to the hospital entrance.
    • Blue Badge Holders do not have to pay if they park in regular bays if the Blue Badge car park is full.

Venue Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the unit.
    • 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 not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
    • Payment signs are not provided.
  • 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 entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
  • Comments View
    • Additional parking is available in the hospital's standard car and Blue Badge car park.

Outside Access (LBMRU Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the unit.
    • 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 156cm (5ft 1in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 129cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a lower intercom at a height of 95cm.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead on the left as you enter the unit.
    • The reception point is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the LMBRU Main Entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The type of flooring is carpet and vinyl/laminate.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • 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 a television.
    • Subtitles are not available.
    • 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.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails are provided in corridors.
    • Seating is not provided in corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage and Wayfinding View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • The wayfinding signage does not include pictograms.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.

Imaging Room (MRI Unit)

  • This section describes the MRI Unit Room(s), located ahead as you enter, at the rear of the foyer.
  • There is / are 1 MRI Unit Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; MRI Unit.
  • This room is not accessed via a changing room.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The changing room is approximately 1m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 2m from the main waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) has/have a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 88cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the imaging room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is a bed / couch.
    • The bed / couch is adjustable.
    • A mobile hoist can be brought in from another department.
    • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
    • The room does have background music playing.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an MRI compatible wheelchair and trolley for use in this room.
    • There is a second door to enter the main MRI room.
    • The door opens towards you (pull), and is single.
    • The door is heavy.
    • A member of staff will assist with the door and escort patients into the main MRI room.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Biopsy Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Biopsy Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is approximately 8m from the LMBRU Main Entrance.
  • 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 single width with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is not sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Muscle Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Muscle Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is approximately 10m from the LMBRU main entrance.
  • 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 but one door is locked.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Imaging Room (Ultrasound)

  • This section describes the Ultrasound Room(s), located to the left hand side of the unit as you enter.
  • There is / are 2 Ultrasound Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Ultrasound 2.
  • This room is not accessed via a changing room.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) has/have a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 86cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the imaging room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is a bed / couch.
    • The bed / couch is adjustable.
    • There is no hoist available.
    • There is not sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
    • The room does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor to the left as you enter the unit.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m from the LMBRU Main 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 written text, Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 163cm x 213cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 12in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • 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 114cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • 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 fair.
    • 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 fair.
    • 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 a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 117cm and 128cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 80cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is fair.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • There is a chair obstructing the transfer space.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located to the front left of the unit as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the LMBRU Main Entrance.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The toilet seats have a good colour contrast.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 72cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located on the wall above the sink.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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