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Adult Inpatients Acute - Harbour Ward - Berrywood Hospital

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

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Introduction

  • The service is located in the Harbour Ward of Berrywood Hospital.
  • Harbour Ward provides an initial assessment of people who come into hospital. This can take from three days to a week. The doctors, nurses and other professionals develop a plan for your care which will often be in the community. If you need further treatment in hospital, you may be transferred to a recovery and treatment ward. At times this may be at short notice but staff involved in your care will keep you as informed as possibl.

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.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available 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.
    • 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.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Harbour Ward)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the ward.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Inside Access (Harbour Ward)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Ward (Harbour Ward)

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • The ward is not single sex.
  • There are 12 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was 6.
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • No beds are adjustable.
  • All beds have bedside storage.
  • Bedside services available are text messaging and hospital information.
  • These services are not chargeable.
  • 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.
  • The distance to the accessible toilet for visitors to use is 58m (63yd 1ft).
  • 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 58m (63yd 1ft).
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • A flashing alarm is not 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 interchangeable between male and female.
    • 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 22m (24yd 2in) 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 210cm x 227cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in) 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 76cm (2ft 6in) 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 shower chair.
    • 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.