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Louth County Hospital - Outpatient Department

High Holme Road, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0EU

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Louth County Hospital is located north of the town centre on High Holme Road, off of the B1520 (Grimsby Road). It can be easily accessed from the A16 to the north and south of the town via the junctions with the B1520, or from the A16 to the west of the town via the B1200.
    • There is 1 main car park at the rear of the hospital grounds. There is additional car parking in front of each separate building. Each of the car parking areas has Blue Badge Bays.
  • By Bus View
    • There is no on site bus stop but buses do stop in High Holme Road adjacent to the hospital.
  • By Train View
    • There is no national rail station in Louth. The nearest national rail station is Grimsby Town.
  • Useful Links View

Opening Times

  • 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.

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 main drop off point is located to the left of the main hospital front left hand entrance and is within the car park. There is a second drop off point located in front of the main hospital front right hand entrance.
    • The main drop off point is located in the car park to the front of the main hospital left hand entrance. (Photos 1 and 2). The nearest bay is approximately 10m from the main hospital left hand entrance. The route to the main hospital left hand entrance is tarmac and concrete paving. There is a dropped kerb on route. The second drop off point is approximately 10m from the main hospital right hand entrance. (Photos 3 and 4). To access the hospital involves crossing a road which is generally quiet. The road has a moderate slope. The road is tarmac. The drop off point is concrete.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the rear 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 a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 370cm x 596cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 7in).
    • There is a 1200mm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are additional car parks for staff and visitors.
    • Additional blue badge bays and standard bays are available outside of the Urgent Care Centre. There are additional blue badge bays in other areas throughout the hospital grounds including the entrance to the main hospital reception and community clinics at the front of the building.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the entrance to the car park and at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park and at the rear of the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
  • Access from the Car Park 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.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the outpatients department entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are normally 9 blue badge bays. At the time of this survey building work was being carried out on 4 of the bays and they were not in use.

Outside Access (Side Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building leading from the car park.
    • The entrance area/door is not 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 double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to and in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 144cm (4ft 9in).

Outside Access (Outpatients Department Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located leading from the main car park at the rear of the hospital.
    • 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.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm.
    • 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 135cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park and in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is 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.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter via the accessible entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the accessible 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 good.
    • 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 staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • There is a touch screen.
    • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • 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.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are adjustable.
    • Lighting levels of at least 100 lux at floor level, were recorded in all corridors surveyed.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • 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 play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played throughout the waiting area.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 249cm (5ft 2in x 8ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • The toilet has a non slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 138cm from floor level.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 149cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 right hand side of the wash basin.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
    • There is not a standard shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot 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).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 123cm.
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 106cm (3ft 6in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the corridor leading from the main entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not 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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