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Newquay Hospital - Podiatry Clinic

St Thomas' Road, Newquay, TR7 1RQ

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The A3058 is the main road passing through Newquay. From the railway station which is in the middle of the town on Cliff Road (A3058) head south-west. The street becomes pedestrianised and all traffic turns left onto Berry Road. The second turning on the left is St Thomas' Road and the hospital is 0.25miles straight ahead. There is clear street signage to the hospital. Note that online directions are given to the rear (Physio) entrance to the hospital (Trenance Avenue) where there is no patient or staff parking.
    • There is limited free parking at the hospital in front of the main entrance. The podiatry unit has its own car park to the front and side of the building. There is additional parking at the lower level of the site for visitors to the dental, mental health and GU medicine services. Note that pedestrian access from the lower car park to the main hospital car park and the pedestrian exit from the site is difficult due to a steeply sloping driveway with no alternative access. There is no parking (except on-street) at the Physiotherapy unit. There is a drop off point or visitors may park in the main car park and use the narrow path to reach the unit. Staff will advise if patients ring in advance.
  • By Bus View
    • No buses stop close to the hospital. All local and regional services stop at the Ambassador Hotel (TR7 2BQ) on Mount Wise. It is 0.25miles from the bus stop to the hospital.
  • By Train View
    • Newquay station is in the middle of the town and is the terminus for the Atlantic Coast Line from Par. GWR provides most services, CrossCountry provide a long distance service in the summer at weekends only. Services run to Par for mainline connections to Cornwall, the south-west, midlands and London. .
  • Useful Links View

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

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the side and rear 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 not a/are not clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • There is an additional car park for visitors.
    • The adjacent main hospital building has a small car park which could be used if required.
  • 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 with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • 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 block paving.

Outside Access

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
    • 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 main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • 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 the left going up.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right once inside the main entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) 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 not 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 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 not 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 not a waiting area close to the reception point.
  • Comments View
    • The corridor is obstructed by filing cabinets and a photocopier leaving a width of 105cm. There is a clear notice asking visitors to go into the waiting room when the reception is not staffed.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the first floor which is used as offices and a training room for staff only.
    • The height of the step(s) is between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The stairs are not for public use. There is an alternative level access training room in the hospital building next door.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not 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 all 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 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 an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building off the main corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main 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 pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 190cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 108cm from floor level.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are waste paper pedal bin 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 155cm 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 are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at 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 a standard shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not between 90cm and 100cm.
    • 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 105cm.
    • 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 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located at the rear of the building off the main corridor.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • 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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