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Big C Centre

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital , Colney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UY

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COVID-19 Information (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • The Hospital is located off the Norwich Southern Bypass - A47 on the South West side of Norwich City Centre. Leave the A47 to join the B1108 Watton Road. Follow this road until the junction and take a right onto Colney Lane. Continue on this road and the Hospital site is located straight ahead.
    • There are multiple car parks around the site. The car parking is free for Blue Badge holders, but the ticket must be validated at the Outpatients reception.
  • By Bus View
    • The bus services are run by First Group and Konect Bus. The services include 3, 4, 9A, 11, 1, 13A, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, 26 and 26A from Bus Stand A. From Bus Stand B the buses are run by Konect Bus, the services include 3, 4, 9 and 510 - Park and Ride.
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • There are two bus stops on site which are located in front of the Centre Block of the Hospital.
    • The bus stops have shelters which have seating/rest bar in them. There is space for wheelchairs to manoeuvre.
    • There is a level block paved and tarmac pathway around the front of the hospital which links East, West Outpatient and Centre Blocks of the hospital.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Norwich. The services which operate from here are Abellio Greater Anglia and East Midland Trains. The station is approximately a 20 minute taxi ride from the Hospital.
  • Useful Links View
  • Comments View
    • To view a map of the hospital, please click on this link and download the map.
    • http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/publication/nnuh-map.

Getting Help and Assistance (The Big C Centre)

  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Volunteers can be found throughout the Big C Centre.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print and different languages on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on green area around the Big C Centre.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.

Hospital Parking (Car Park J - Colney Centre Entrance Accessible Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital 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 have a barrier control system.
    • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 265cm x 480cm.
    • 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital 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 hospital building.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located inside the hospital building.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
  • Access to the Hospital 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Colney Centre Entrance.

Hospital Parking (Car Park K - Ward Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders and staff only.
    • 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 have a barrier control system.
    • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 290cm x 480cm.
    • 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital 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 hospital building.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located inside the hospital building.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
  • Access to the Hospital 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 85m (92yd 2ft) from the Inpatients East and Centre Block Entrance.

Opening Times (The Big C Centre)

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (The Big C Centre 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 step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.

Inside Access

  • There is level access once inside.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in some of the areas at a low to medium level.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is not available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet and vinyl/laminate.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Waiting Room / Area (Information Area)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 8m from the Big C Centre Entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • A water dispenser is not available.
  • There is a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Day Room / Lounge Area (Centre Lounge Area)

  • There is a day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is approximately 10m from the Big C Centre Entrance.
  • There is level access into the day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is always open.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the day room/lounge area.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 37cm (1ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • There is not a television.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.

Day Room / Lounge Area (The Lilac Lounge)

  • There is a day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is approximately 18m from the Big C Centre Entrance.
  • There is level access into the day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is always open.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the day room/lounge area.
  • The 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 27cm (11in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 36cm (1ft 2in).
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • There is not a television.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.

Family Room (The Peter Pointer Room)

  • The family room is located off the main Centre Lounge Area.
  • There is step-free access to the family room.
  • The family room is clearly signed.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
  • The type of flooring in the place of worship/room is carpet.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the family room.
  • There are chairs with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a refreshment counter.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a water dispenser available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s) available on request.
  • Background music is not played in the room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels in the room are adjustable.
  • The chairs can be removed from the room to make space for a wheelchair user.

Consultation / Treatment Room (The Caron Keating Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; The Caron Keating Room.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is not sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Meeting Room)

  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
  • The conference/meeting facilities are located off the Centre Lounge Area.
  • There is step-free access to the conference/meeting facilities.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s) available on request.
  • There are some chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The lighting levels in the room(s) are adjustable.

Kitchen (The Big C Centre Kitchen)

  • The kitchen is located off the Central Lounge Area.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • The kitchen has open access (no doors).
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is not a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • There are chairs without armrests within the kitchen.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed.
  • Chairs are not permanently fixed.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the Centre Lounge Area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the Big C Centre Entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This {Radio} a shared toilet.
    • The accessible toilet surveyed {Radio} for the sole use of disabled people.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 225cm.
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 71cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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 transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can 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 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is fair.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 87cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Standard Toilets)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located next to the Centre Lounge Area.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the Big C Centre Entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 69cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

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