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St Barnabas Hospital

Higher Port View, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 4BU

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From the Devon Expressway, the A38, take the B3271 towards Saltash and continue into Fore Street. After 100m turn left into Culver Road and follow for 150m then turn right into Higher Port View. St Barnabas Hospital is 300m on the left.
    • There is free on-street parking on the left of Higher Port View except immediately outside the Hospital where there are zig-zag markings. Immediately beyond the Hospital and surgery buildings is the turning into the car park. The car park is at a lower level behind the building and is approached by a moderately steep slope. The first part of the car park is marked for use by visitors to the Port View Surgery and the Hospital parking is clearly marked.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to the Hospital is the Windmill Hill stop on St Stephen's Road. The Stagecoach number 2 from Mount Batten to Saltash and the Plymouth Citybus services 12A and 4 from Plymouth to Callington stop here. From the bus stop there is a walk of approximately 500m down St Stephen's Road and turning right into Higher Port View.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest mainline station is Saltash which is approximately 750m from the Hospital via Station Road, Culver Road and Higher Port View. There is no direct bus route.
  • Useful Links View

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located behind the building beside the Health Centre car park.
    • 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 Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 370cm x 600cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is free on street parking at the front of the hospital on Higher Port View.
  • 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 tarmac.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Rear Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is no internal circulation for visitors to the hospital. The Rear Entrance, within the car park, is approached by a moderately steep driveay from the roadway. Most patients and visitors will use the Rear Entrance.
    • Those who are using the Main Entrance will find it more convenient to park on the roadside.

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

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Higher Port View.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped 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 intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 94cm.
  • 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.
    • The height of the ramp is 60cm.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The length of the ramp is 1200cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance, adjacent to the ramp.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building at the back.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located inside the main entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) 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 windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • 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.
    • 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.

Getting Around 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 vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • 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 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 not play background music in public areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
  • Comments View
    • The building has two main floors. There is a change of level (5 steps) between the main reception and a consultation room which is accessible by lift. The lift is locked and can only be used when accompanied by a member of staff. (See Photograph 2).
    • Most services are provided at the lower ground floor level which visitors and patients access from outside the building through the Rear Entrance.
    • Visitors and patients access services direct from the main or the rear entrance. There are no public circulation routes.

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 adjacent to the rear entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the rear 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 210cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 61cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 75cm.
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is not 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.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are 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 150cm 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 the right.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 110cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • 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 adjacent to the waiting area at the main entrance.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) 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 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.