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Retford Hospital - Sexual Health Clinic

North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7XF

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Retford Hospital is situated in the North West of the town, on the A638 (North Road). The hospital is about a mile from Retford town centre on the main road towards Bawtry. The hospital is accessible from the A1 from the south via the junction for the A57 (Worksop) and A614. Take the B6420 (Mansfield Road), turn right onto Babworth Road, follow the road onto Hospital Road, and turn left at the roundabout onto the A638 (North Road). The hospital can be accessed from the North on the A1 via the town of Blyth. Take the B6045 (Bawtry Road) into Blyth, turn left onto the A634 (Retford Road) following the road onto the A638 (Great North Road). This road becomes North Road on the outskirts of Retford and will lead you direct to the hospital. There is a one way system around the site.
    • There are 4 car parks around the site. The main hospital car parks are the Red car park located to the left of the main building, the Blue car park located to the right of the main building, and a small car park in front of the building. The Yellow car park is used for the adjacent Primary Care Centre, and has not been surveyed for this guide. There are additional staff car parks located throughout the site.
  • By Bus View
    • There is not a bus stop on site, however there are bus stops on North Road, within 150m of the main entrance.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Retford Railway Station. The no. 60 bus will take you to the hospital from the station.
  • Useful Links View

Parking (Blue Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located to the left of the venue.
    • 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 300cm x 470cm (9ft 10in x 15ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 visitors.
    • There is also the red car park for visitors. The red car park is located to the left of the main hospital building. Please see the Retford hospital guide for the red car park information.
  • 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 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 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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 on the main road, to the left of the Retford Hospital main building.
    • The drop off point is approximately 135m from the Sexual Health Clinic main entrance. There are easy slopes on route to the Sexual Health Clinic from the drop off point. There are dropped kerbs on route to the Sexual Health Clinic. Most of the dropped kerbs have tactile paving. There is a road to cross. The road is generally quiet.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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 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 main 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 94cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a third doorway with a width of 92cm (photograph 5).


  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located in the main waiting area ahead as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) 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 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 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 not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.

Waiting Area(s)

  • There is not a/are not waiting area(s) along the circulation route(s).

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 and concrete.
    • There is some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • 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 varied.
    • 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 play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the waiting area from the television.
    • 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)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • There is a horizontal grab rail to the left of the seat.
    • 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard shared toilet cubicle.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • The baby change table is not 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 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • The rail in the standard toilet is a drop down rail.

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