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Bonnington Ward

Nottingham City Hospital, Blue Zone, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1PB

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COVID-19 Information

Introduction

  • Bonnington Ward is located in the Blue Zone, on the first floor of the Maternity Building, N1 area accessed by the Blue Entrance.

Shared Section (Getting To The Hospital)

Shared Section (Getting Help and Assistance)

Hospital Parking (Blue Entrance Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located directly outside the Blue maternity entrance, accessed via North Road.
    • 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 and block paving.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 210cm x 470cm (6ft 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 to the left of the Blue entrance.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the 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 payment machines in the car park and throughout the car park.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Blue entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the 2 Blue Badge bays is to the right of the Blue car park entrance and leads to the Blue entrance (maternity).

Outside Access (Blue Entrance - Maternity)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Blue Zone, N1 area, to the West of the hospital, accessed via North Road.
    • 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 166cm.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a face mask dispenser next to the hand sanitiser on the left of the second entrance door (photograph 5).
    • This is at a height of 130cm.

Other Floors (Maternity Stairs)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • 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 between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not 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 not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are full length windows in this stairwell which can make the visibility difficult at times.

Lift (Maternity Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the Blue Entrance lobby.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Blue 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 and 2.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are 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 good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 140cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is currently social distancing measures in operation in the lift, with a maximum of 2 people allowed at any time.
    • There are social distancing markers on the lift floor.
    • The second floor accesses the hotel, restaurant and staff offices.

Outside Access (Bonnington Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Blue Zone, on the first floor of the Maternity Building, N1 area.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The intercom 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 door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).

Reception

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is female.
  • There are 5 bays available.
  • There are 9 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay 2.
  • The area / room / bay is 25m (27yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre between beds.
  • All beds are adjustable.
  • All beds have bedside storage.
  • Bedside services available are television, telephone, radio and text messaging.
  • These services are chargeable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is an accessible toilet for visitors to use on 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 5m (16ft 5in).
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Monday 14:30 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Tuesday 14:30 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Wednesday 14:30 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Thursday 14:30 - 20:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Friday 14:30 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Saturday 14:30 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Sunday 14:30 - 20:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the ward.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 39m (42yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 190cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Washroom (Shower)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 10m from the ward entrance.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This is a female washroom.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The cistern is close coupled and can act as a back rest.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is no flush.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the toilet.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
    • A shower chair is available.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available.
    • The shower cubicle is accessed via a deep step.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Washroom (Bath)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a bath, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 25m from the ward entrance.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This is a female washroom.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the washroom door.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The cistern is close coupled and can act as a back rest.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is no flush.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the toilet.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

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