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Rheumatology Unit

Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 5SL

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Getting To The Hospital (Trafford General Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Trafford General Hospital is located on Moorside Road in Davyhulme in Manchester. The post code for sat-nav is M41 5SL.
    • Trafford General Hospital provides 3 hours free parking for patients and visitors. If your visit exceeds the 3 hours limit due to appointment delays please contact a member of the nursing team who will take the relevant steps to ensure that no parking notice penalty is applied. Patients or visitors who will be attending the hospital with the knowledge that they will exceed the 3 hours free parking limit will need to attend the Trafford hospital main reception where they will need to pay £5.00 for a day pass. Please note that Trafford operates an ANPR system therefore there is no requirement for a physical ticket/permit.
  • By Bus View
    • The following services all stop on Moorside Road outside Trafford General Hospital: 245 Exchange Quay - Flixton - Stretford - Altrincham 247 Altrincham - Flixton - The Trafford Centre 256 Flixton - Stretford - Hulme - Manchester 268 Urmston - Stretford - Baguley - Wythenshawe 276 Trafford General - Withington Hospital 277 Trafford Hospital - Stretford - Gorse Hill 278 Stretford - Trafford General Hospital X58 Flixton - Davyhulme - Manchester Express.
  • By Train View
    • The closest railway stations are Chassen Road (CSR), less than 1 mile away, and Urmston (URM), approximately 1.5 miles away. Both are a short walk, cycle or bus ride from the hospital.
  • Useful Links View
  • Comments View
    • The Trafford General Hospital shuttle runs from 07:00am to 18:15pm, Monday to Friday. It departs from the main entrance of Trafford General Hospital towards the central site on Oxford Road (and returns) approximately every 60 minutes.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located on the ground floor in the Red Zone of the Main Trafford General Hospital Building.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 0161 746 2019.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is trafford.pals@mft.nhs.uk.
  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on the green areas around the perimeter of the Main Hospital Building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • 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 and walking frames.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Main Hospital Reception.

Hospital Parking (Car Park C)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located on the service road next to Hospital Entrance 4.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 420cm x 605cm (13ft 9in x 19ft 10in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • 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 35m (38yd 10in) from the Hospital Entrance 4.
  • Comments View
    • This area is usually a staff only car park but a section has been opened for patient use.
    • Parking is free to all patients and visitors for 3 hours. If patients or visitors believe they will run over the 3 hours they are asked to register their car at certain points in the hospital including the main reception and cash office.

Getting To (Rheumatology Unit)

  • The Rheumatology Unit is/are located on the ground floor of the Blue Zone, adjacent to Hospital Entrance 2.
  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to the Rheumatology Unit is via the Main Hospital Entrance 2.
  • Enter via the main Hospital Entrance 2 and enter through the Ward 1 and Rheumatology entrance into the Rheumatology Unit.
  • There is step free access to the Rheumatology Unit.
  • The Rheumatology Unit is approximately 3m from the Main Hospital Entrance 2.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.

Outside Access (Hospital Entrance 2)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the service road between car parks B and C.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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 a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is a bell but it is not at a convenient height for wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is no hand sanitiser at this entrance.
    • There is a door release button but it is not at a convenient height for wheelchair users to exit.
    • The main 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.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located directly leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

Opening Times (Rheumatology Unit)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Ward 1 and Rheumatology Unit)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Blue Zone.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Comments View
    • These doors are for access to Ward 1 and the Rheumatology Unit.

Inside Access (Rheumatology Unit)

  • There is level access once inside.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Waiting Room / Area (Rheumatology Unit)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 5m from the Ward 1 and Rheumatology shared 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 not a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a 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 not space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Consultation Room)

  • There is / are 2 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Consultation Room.
  • 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.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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.
  • 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 some chairs with armrests available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor of the main hospital corridor just before entering the Green Zone.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are available on the ground floor of the main hospital corridor just before entering the Blue Zone.

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