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

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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.
      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.
      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.
      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.
      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

  • 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.
    • 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.

Getting To (X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI)

  • X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI is/are located on the ground floor of the hospital.
  • Access to X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI is via the Main Entrance.
  • After entering the building turn right. Follow the corridor and turn left. Take the first right and proceed past the Pharmacy. X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI is located on the right at the end of the corridor.
  • There is step free access to X-Ray /Ultrasound / MRI.
  • X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI is approximately 32m from the Main Entrance.
  • There is a/are manual, double door(s) which may be difficult to open between the X-Ray /Ultrasound / MRI and the department/service.
  • There are not resting areas along the route.
  • 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.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
    • 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 a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • Standard manual wheelchairs are available for people to borrow at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 149cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The hand sanitiser is located on the wall to the right as you enter.

Opening Times (X-Ray and Ultrasound)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:30 - 17:00.

Opening Times (MRI)

  • Monday 07:30 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00.

Department / Service (X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI 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.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm .
    • 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.
    • 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 play background music.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; ambulant toilet facilities for everyone, consultation rooms, sub waiting areas, accessible toilet facilities for everyone, a waiting room/area, standard toilet facilities and a main reception.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • A mobile hoist is available on the department/service.
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • There are standard toilet facilities within this department/service.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the left as you enter the department.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI 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 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm) .
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are 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 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a hand sanitiser to the right of the reception desk.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 140cm.

Waiting Room / Area (Waiting Area 4 (Green))

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 14m from the X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI 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 vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • 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 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 space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Waiting Room / Area (Waiting Area 3 (Blue))

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 15m from the X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI 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 vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • 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 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 space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Standard Changing Cubicle / Room

  • The changing cubicle/room is located along the corridor ahead as you enter the department.
  • The changing cubicle/room is 5m from the waiting room/area.
  • There is step-free access to the changing cubicle/room.
  • There is a sliding curtain for access.
  • The width of the door opening is 103cm.
  • The type of flooring in the room is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the cubicle/room.
  • There is a bench seating in the cubicle/room.
  • There are 2 cubicles in this location. There are 5 additional cubicles along the centre corridor as you enter the department. There is a larger cubicle in this area with a 150x150 turning space.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
  • There are coat hooks at 158cm and 169cm from the floor.
  • There is a functional emergency alarm in the cubicle/room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Imaging Room (Ultrasound)

  • This section describes the Ultrasound Room(s), located along the corridor to the left as you enter the department.
  • There is / are 3 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 changing room is approximately 9m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 3m from the sub waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • 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 76cm.
    • 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 is 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 imaging room.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are good.

Imaging Room (Fluoroscopy Room)

  • This section describes the Fluoroscopy Room Room(s), located to the left hand side of the department as you enter.
  • There is / are 1 Fluoroscopy Room Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; X-ray Room 1.
  • 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 20m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 5m from the sub waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • 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.
    • 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 is available.
    • There is 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 imaging room.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are moderate to good.

Imaging Room (X-Ray)

  • This section describes the X-Ray Room(s), located to the rear of the department as you enter.
  • There is / are 4 X-Ray Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; X-Ray Room 2.
  • 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 14m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 3m from the sub waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • 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 75cm.
    • 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 is available.
    • There is 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 imaging room.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are moderate to good.

Imaging Room (MRI)

  • This section describes the MRI Room(s), located along the corridor to the left as you enter the department.
  • There is / are 1 MRI Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; MRI.
  • 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 17m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 4m from the sub 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 89cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the imaging room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • Comments View
    • Further information could not be gathered as the room was in use at the time of the survey (September 2020).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear left of the department as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 23m from the X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial, written text and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • 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 86cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 199cm.
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 53cm 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 100cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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 high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency 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 sanitary and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • 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 129cm.
    • 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 123cm (4ft).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is low.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located along the left hand corridor as you enter the department.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the X-Ray / Ultrasound / MRI entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • Toilet seats do not have a high colour contrast.
    • It was not possible to access the male toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The colour contrast of the horizontal wall mounted grab rail(s) in the ambulant cubicle(s) is low.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The colour contrast of the vertical wall mounted grab rails in the ambulant cubicle(s) is low.
    • There is a/are dropdown rail(s) on the left as you face the ambulant toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast of the dropdown rail(s) in the ambulant cubicle(s) is low.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located on the wall to the left of the wash basin.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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