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Cherry Tree Ward

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6NT

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Getting To The Hospital

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01480 428 964.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected]
  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Volunteers can be found at the reception desk.
  • Volunteers do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: large print on request and different languages on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • Hospital staff and volunteers receive deaf awareness training.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available on request.
  • 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.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs, mobile hoists and adjustable beds.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact reception.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.

Parking (Main Entrance)

  • There is a designated drop off point.
  • The drop off point is located outside the main entrance.
  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 Blue Badge bays available outside the main entrance.

Parking (No. 2)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 26 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 470cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 68m (74yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 164m (179yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Car park 2 has a pay on exit, token operated barrier.
    • A token is collected at the entry barrier which you keep with you during your visit to the hospital.
    • On leaving the hospital the token requires validation at the pay machines.
    • These are located in the hospital main entrance and at the edge of the car park.
    • On leaving the hospital use the validated token at the exit barrier.

Getting To (Cherry Tree Ward)

  • Cherry Tree Ward is/are located on the first floor, at the front right of the building.
  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to Cherry Tree Ward is via the main entrance.
  • Enter via the main entrance and proceed past the main reception. Cross the foyer past Costa Coffee and follow the main corridor to the end. Turn left to the lifts. Take the lifts to the first floor and on exiting turn right, continue to the end of the corridor and Cherry Tree Ward is located on your right.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to Cherry Tree Ward.
  • Cherry Tree Ward is approximately 32m from the main lift.
  • There is a/are manual, heavy, double door(s) between the main entrance and the department/service.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open by revolving.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 185cm (6ft 1in) wide.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is push pad operated which is 100cm high.

Other Floors

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer area.
  • The lift is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 260cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (Birch and Cherry Tree Wards Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the Birch and Cherry Tree Ward reception area. The wards then have their own entrances next to to their respective reception desks.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk/counter.

Outside Access (Cherry Tree Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the reception area.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The ward uses dementia friendly colour coding to differentiate between bays and side rooms.

Ward

  • There is level access in the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There is/are 5 bay(s) available.
  • There is/are 5 side room(s) available.
  • The area/room/bay surveyed was Bay 1.
  • There is a/are door(s) to the area/room/bay.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed(s)/between beds.
  • The bed(s) is/are adjustable.
  • The bed(s) has/have bedside storage.
  • Bedside services available include; televisions.
  • These services are not chargeable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is electric.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • There is not a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • The distance to the standard toilet for visitors to use is 24m (26yd 9in).
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.
  • Comments View
    • The bay doors are automatic and are opened by applying pressure to a foot plate/pad located near the floor on the wall.
    • There is an accessible bathroom available in each bay.
    • Each bay is single sex.
    • An electric hoist is available.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 11:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 11:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 11:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 11:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 11:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 11:00 - 20:00.

Carer's Passport

  • A carer's passport is available, which entitles carers to extended visiting hours, concessionary car parking, put-up beds (subject to availability) and a volunteer sitting service at the Ward Manager's discretion.

Waiting Room / Area (Cherry Tree Day Room)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 42m from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • 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 a television.
  • There is not space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The day room has dementia friendly artwork, posters and notices.

Accessible Bathroom

  • Accessible bathroom facilities are available.
  • There is/are 5 accessible bathroom(s) in this ward.
  • There is/are 5 accessible bathrooms with wheel in showers.
  • Location and access View
    • The bathroom is interchangeable between male and female.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written or text signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 210cm x 250cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 2in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • The bathroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the toilet seat.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 towel dispenser is 112cm (3ft 8in) high.
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin height is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the wash basin.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible bathrooms in the four other bays are identical.

Standard Toilet(s)

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