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Skipton General Hospital - Aire Unit

Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2RJ

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Getting Here (Skipton General Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Skipton General Hospital is located south of the town centre on the A6131 (Keighley Road). It can be easily accessed via junctions from the A629. Alternatively it can be accessed via the town centre from the A65.
    • There are 4 onsite car parks. The Blue Badge car park is located in front of the new building. The main car park for staff and visitors is located to the right of the main building but does not have Blue Badge parking. There are additional car parks in front of and to the rear of the old building. The old building car parks both have 2 Blue Badge bays.
  • By Bus View
    • There is no on site bus stop but buses do stop in Keighley Road.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station to the hospital is Skipton. Skipton Hospital is 0.4 miles from the train station (8 min walk). To walk to the hospital from the station turn right as you exit into Black Walk, go past Tesco, join Craven Street and walk to the end of the road. At the end of Craven Street turn right into Keighley Road, cross the road and the hospital is on left.
  • Useful Links View
  • Comments View
    • The Aire Unit is located in a portacabin which is situated in the old building rear car park.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Bus Stop(s) and Drop-off Point(s)

  • Bus Stop(s) View
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked onsite drop-off point(s).
    • There is a marked drop-off point outside the New Building but not in the Aire Unit car park.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the Aire Unit, to the rear of the old 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 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 car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 360cm x 470cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 5in).
    • There is not a 1200mm 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.
    • There are additional car parks for staff and visitors.
    • There are 3 additional car parks for staff and visitors on site. The main Blue Badge car park is located in front of the new building. The main car park is located to the right of the new building and there is also a car park in front of the old building.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

Outside Access (Aire Unit 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 not 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • 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 78cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • 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 both sides going up.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels of at least 100 lux at floor level, were recorded in most corridors surveyed.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • 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 not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s) (Visitors)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located immediately beyond the entrance, to the left.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.

Standard Toilet(s) (Staff)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located off the main corridor.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.

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