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John Coupland Community Hospital Surgical - Day Care Unit

Ropery Road, Gainsborough, DN21 2TJ

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • John Coupland Community Hospital is located to the north of Gainsborough town centre. It can be reached from the M180 to the north via the A159, turning right onto Front Street and left onto Ropery Road. From the town centre the hospital can be reached via Bridge Street, continuing on to Ropery Road. From the east the hospital can be reached from the A15 via the A631 (Corringham Road) turning right onto Bridge Street, continuing on to Ropery Road. From the west the hospital can be reached from the A1(M) via the A631 (The Flood Road), turning left onto Bridge Street, continuing on to Ropery Road. From the south the hospital can be reached from the A57 via the A156 (Lincoln Road/Gainsborough Road) continuing on to Bridge Street and Ropery Road.
    • There is car parking to the front, left and rear right of the hospital. There are Blue Badge bays throughout the car parks. The car parks are signposted as you enter the grounds.
  • By Bus View
    • There are bus stops on both sides of Ropery Road outside the hospital.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Gainsborough. The hospital can be reached via bus from the nearby Marshall's Yard bus stops, or by taxi from the station.
  • Useful Links View

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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 a/are clearly marked onsite drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off point is located at the front right of the building.
    • The route from the drop-off point to the main entrance is across the front car park. There is a dropped kerb on the route. The route surface is tarmac. There are 5 medium height steps to the front entrance of the hospital on this route. The drop-off point is approx 33m from the main entrance.

Parking (Front Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the left of the unit at the front of the main hospital building.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 333cm x 490cm (10ft 11in x 16ft 1in).
    • 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 additional car parks available. Car park 1 and car park 2. Please see the main hospital guide for information on the other car parks.
  • 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 not at all.
    • The entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and concrete.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.

Outside Access

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
    • 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.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).


  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located directly ahead as you enter the venue.
    • The reception point is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the 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 not 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 varied.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • The counter is not staffed.
    • There is a bell to attract attention.
    • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • 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 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.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
  • Comments View
    • The bell at the reception point is a hand bell (As shown in photograph 3).

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.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Lighting levels of at least 100 lux at floor level, were recorded in most corridors surveyed.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding 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 play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played on the television in the reception area.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The portable hearing loop is kept at the main reception of the main hospital building. A member of staff will fetch the portable hearing assistance loop if requested.
    • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

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