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Maternity Unit

Causeway Hospital, 4 Newbridge Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1HS

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COVID-19 Information (Northern Health and Social Care Trust - Causeway Hospital)

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2021.
  • Opening times may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • There have been no changes to the parking at Causeway Hospital.
  • At the main entrance a barrier is in place to separate incoming and outgoing staff and clients.
  • Additional hand sanitising stations have been installed at entrances, and in staff change areas.
  • The number of chairs at the entrance areas have reduced.
  • Various wards and departments have reduced visitors and visiting times in line with Department of Health guidance.
  • A one way system has been introduced to assist with social distancing in most areas.
  • Signage has been introduced to ensure people keep to the left in corridors.
  • Protective screens have been installed at counters and most reception areas throughout the hospital.
  • People are now asked to use the lift to go up only and the stairs to go down only.
  • Toilets are available.
  • Additional showers have been added in the male and female changing areas.
  • The Trust is always mindful that support is provided to help people to access services.
  • Face masks are required in all internal spaces.
  • Track and trace protocols are in place.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting To The Hospital (Causeway Hospital Building)

  • By Road View
    • From the South East take the A26 towards Coleraine. The hospital is located off the A26 just before Coleraine.
      From the South take the A29 towards Coleraine. At Drumcroon Road roundabout take the second exit to continue along the A29 towards Coleraine. Continue along the A29, straight across 2 roundabouts. After the second roundabout the hospital is signed. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A26 and take the left hand lane. The hospital is on the left.
      From the West take the A37 towards Coleraine. At Drumcroon Road roundabout take the second exit to proceed onto the A29 towards Coleraine. Continue along the A29, straight across 2 roundabouts. After the second roundabout the hospital is signed. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A26 and take the left hand lane. The hospital is on the left.
      From the North West take the A2 towards Coleraine. On the outskirts of the town turn right onto the B201 (Wheatsheaf Road) towards Garvagh (A29) and the ring road. Proceed straight across the first roundabout and take the second exit at the next roundabout onto the A29 onto the ring road. Continue straight across the next roundabout, after which the hospital is signed. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A26 and take the left hand lane. The hospital is on the left.
      From the North East take the B17 towards Coleraine. Continue along the B17 to the outskirts of Coleraine. At the Bushmills Road roundabout take the 1st exit onto the ring road. Continue along the ring road straight across the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A26 and take the left hand lane. The hospital is on the left.
    • There are 2 open air car parks around the Causeway Hospital Site.
      The main car park is located directly in front of the main entrance and contains Blue Badge bays.
      There is a barrier system in place to enter and exit the car parks.
      Payment machines are located at the main entrance inside the foyer and also outside the Emergency Department entrance.
  • By Bus View
    • Ulster Bus route 319b stops at the on site bus stop for the hospital.
      There is an additional bus stop on the access road to the site.
      Ulster Bus routes 171 and 178 stop at this bus stop.
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • The bus stop is located to the left of the main entrance, between the access road and the drop off point.
    • The bus stop is not sheltered and there is no seating.
    • The route to the hospital may require assistance due to dropped kerbs.
      The hospital main entrance is visible from the bus stop.
      There is a path leading from the bus stop to cross the main car park drop off/pick up area.
      The main car park drop off/pick up area may be busy and traffic moves from left to right.
      The bus stop is approximately 16m from the main entrance.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Coleraine Rail Station, approximately 2.0km away.
      There are several taxi services that run from the station.
      By bus the 319b service runs from the station to the hospital.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance (Causeway Hospital Building)

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • There is not a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request, Makaton on request, different languages on request, voice recognition CD on request and audio on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • 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.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a member of staff.
  • Comments View
    • The meet and greet volunteers are not at either hospital at present due to COVID-19, no date has been set for their return.

Hospital Parking (Car Park Number 1)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • 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.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 333cm x 470cm (10ft 11in x 15ft 5in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located in front of the main entrance.
  • 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 not make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located in the atrium.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a low kerb along the entire length of the drop off point.

Getting To (Maternity Unit)

  • The Maternity Unit is/are located on the first floor of the hospital.
  • Access to the Maternity Unit is via the main entrance.
  • Enter the hospital via the main entrance.
    Proceed straight ahead.
    To the rear of the atrium turn right and proceed along the right hand corridor of the building.
    The main lifts are located on the left.
    Take the lift to the first floor.
    On exiting the lift turn left and proceed along the corridor.
    Continue along the corridor past the Coronary Care Unit / Medical Monitoring Unit.
    Proceed past the Medical Assessment Unit.
    Turn left and enter the Maternity Outpatients department.
    Continue straight ahead and past the Maternity Outpatients reception.
    The Maternity Unit is located ahead.
  • There is step free access to the Maternity Unit.
  • The Maternity Unit is approximately 39m from the main lifts.
  • There is a/are manual, double door(s) which may be difficult to open between the main lifts and the department/service.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

Outside Access (Main 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 ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is 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 a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 166cm (5ft 5in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • Standard manual wheelchairs are available for people to borrow at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 183cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door width is 182cm.
    • There is a fourth set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The door width is 192cm.
    • Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the left hand side of the entrance is used for entering the hospital and the right hand side of the entrance is used for exiting the hospital.
    • There are hand sanitisers located at this entrance.
    • There is a hand sanitiser located at the second set of doors, between the entrance and exit doors, and another located between the third and fourth sets of doors, on the left and right hand sides of the entrance area.
    • There is clear signage for collection and drop off of wheelchairs.

Other Floors (Central Stairs)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are spiral and the going varies from 21cm to 45cm.
    • Currently the stairways are designated either as Up or Down only to comply with social distancing measures.
    • The stairways are clearly signed to which direction they can be used.
    • There are 3 additional stairways along the main corridors.

Lift (Main Lifts (Lifts 3 and 4))

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the atrium.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 167cm x 160cm (5ft 6in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 lifts in this location.
    • The lift surveyed was the right hand lift.
    • There is currently a maximum of 2 people allowed in the lift at any time.
    • There are hand sanitisers in the lift lobbies on both floors.
    • The hand sanitisers are located on the wall between both lifts at a height of 112cm.

Ward (Maternity Unit)

  • Ward Information View
    • This is a/an maternity ward.
    • This is a female ward.
    • There is/are 2 bay(s) available.
    • There is/are 3 side room(s) available.
    • There is/are 15 bed(s) on this ward in total.
  • Ward Access View
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the ward.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 123cm (4ft).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is level access throughout the ward.
    • There is clear signage on the ward.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is flooring on the ward which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Reception/Nurses' Station View
    • The height of the ward reception desk is 112cm.
    • There is a lowered section.
    • The height of the lowered section of the desk is 72cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available at the desk.
  • Relatives' Room View
    • There is not a relatives' room for the ward.
  • Example Side Room View
    • There are multiple side rooms available with accessible ensuites.
    • The side room surveyed does have an accessible ensuite.
    • The width of the door opening into the side room is over 75cm.
    • The side room surveyed does not have a ceiling track hoist.
    • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed.
    • Bedside storage is available.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the side room is good.
    • The lighting levels in the side room are good.
    • The width of the door opening into the ensuite is over 75cm.
    • There is not a clear unobstructed turning space within the ensuite.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the ensuite include; a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the ensuite is fair.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.
  • Ward Features and Patient Facilities View
    • A hearing assistance system is not available on the ward.
    • The ward does not play background music.
    • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
    • A mobile hoist is available on the ward.
    • There are washroom facilities for patients on the ward.
    • There are toilet facilities for patients on the ward.
  • Visitor Facilities View
    • There are no accessible toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • There are no standard toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
  • Visiting Times View
    • Visiting times vary, please contact the ward in advance.
  • Comments View
    • The hand sanitiser is located on the left of the wall immediately before the entrance.

Room / Area (Parenting Room)

  • There is / are 1 room(s) / area(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room / area surveyed was; Parenting Room.
  • There is level access to the room / area.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the room / area.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not height adjustable.
  • There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room / area.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Entrance (Delivery Suite Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear right of the maternity unit.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm.

Reception (Delivery Suite Nurses' Station)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter the delivery suite.
    • 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 no windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are low to moderate.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • 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 provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Entrance (Delivery Suites 3 and 4 Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left hand side of the delivery suite as you enter.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance to Delivery Suites 1 and 2.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Delivery Suite)

  • There is / are 3 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Delivery Suite 3.
  • 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 with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a hand sanitiser on the wall to the right of the entrance, outside the room, at a height of 132cm.

Consultation / Treatment Room (The Coastal Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; The Coastal 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 with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is powered overhead.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • This room contains a birthing pool.
    • There is a hand sanitiser on the wall to the left of the entrance, outside the room, at a height of 132cm.

Washroom (Delivery Suite Bathroom)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 2 washroom(s) of this type in the unit.
    • The washroom surveyed is located in the foyer for Delivery Suite 3 and the Coastal Room.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the unit.
    • This washroom is female.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and no additional signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a locking handle.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 223cm x 180cm (7ft 4in x 5ft 11in).
    • The washroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There is not a coat hook in the washroom.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever. It is not 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 131cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 131cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet has a lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 63cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 95cm.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Bath Details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The bath is not height adjustable.
    • The bath tap type is twist/turn. It is a mixer tap.
    • There is a shower over/for the bath.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available for the bath.
    • A bath hoist is not available.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the bath wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is fair.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Washroom (Ward Bays)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 2 washroom(s) of this type in the ward.
    • There is/are also 1 washroom(s) which has/have a bath, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The washroom surveyed is located in Room 8.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This washroom is female.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written or text signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards and outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a locking handle.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 274cm x 154cm (8ft 12in x 5ft 1in).
    • The washroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) 153cm from the floor.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 86cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The tap type is lever. It is not 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 128cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 135cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet has a lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is a flush.
    • Is a dropdown rail.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 100cm.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • There is no seat for the shower.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available for the shower.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is fair.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Washroom (Ward Bathroom)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a bath, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 1 washroom(s) of this type in the ward.
    • There is/are also 2 washroom(s) which has/have a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The washroom surveyed is located along the right hand corridor of the ward.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This washroom is female.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written or text signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a locking handle.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 221cm x 160cm (7ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
    • The washroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There is not a coat hook in the washroom.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 86cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The tap type is lever. It is not 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 135cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 132cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet has a lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 61cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 82cm.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Bath Details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The bath is not height adjustable.
    • The bath tap type is twist/turn. It is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over/for the bath.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available for the bath.
    • A bath hoist is not available.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the bath wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is fair.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor in the atrium.
    The female accessible toilet is located on the right hand side.
    The male accessible toilet is located on the left hand side.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor in the atrium.

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