Skip to main content

Adult Inpatient Specialist - Meadowbank Ward - Berrywood Hospital

Berrywood Hospital, Berrywood Drive, Duston, Northamptonshire, NN5 6UD

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • The service is located in a annex to the right of the Berrywood Hospital.
  • Meadowbank provides for those service users who require assistance in the recovery process from a particular mental health problem.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Northampton.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in the front of the building.
    • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 490cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 56m (61yd 9in) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There is a bell at this entrance.
  • The bell 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.
  • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the bell is 120cm but it was not working at time of survey.
    • The automatic doors were not working at the time of the survey.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Route finding signage is not available.
  • No Braille signage is available.
  • No tactile signage is available.
  • No pictorial signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.

Ward (Meadowbank)

  • There is level access in the ward.
  • The ward is male.
  • The ward is single sex.
  • There is/are 12 side room(s) available.
  • The area/room/bay surveyed was 6.
  • There is a/are door(s) to the area/room/bay.
  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed(s)/between beds.
  • No bed(s) is/are adjustable.
  • The bed(s) has/have bedside storage.
  • Bedside services available include; text messaging and hospital information.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is 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.
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • A flashing alarm is available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

Accessible Bathroom (Room 6 Ensuite)

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access View
    • It was possible to access the bathroom during the survey.
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked (no lock).
    • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 230cm x 205cm (7ft 7in x 6ft 9in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is no flush on the transfer side.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 69cm (2ft 3in) high.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are not 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 fixed.
    • The shower head height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • The shower control type is push.
    • The shower seat is no seat.
    • There are not 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 walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Drop down and grab rails can be suppled when required.
    • Patient are issued with personel fob alarms.

Accessible Bathroom

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access View
    • It was possible to access the bathroom during the survey.
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional 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.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 330cm x 420cm (10ft 10in x 13ft 9in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • There is a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 125cm (4ft 1in) 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 80cm (2ft 7in) high.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
  • Bath details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 62cm (2ft).
    • The height is not adjustable.
    • A hoist is available.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over the bath.
    • There are not wall mounted handrails available.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The shower head height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is shower chair.
    • 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 walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Drop down and grab rails can be suppled when required.