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Critical Care Beds 1-9

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

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Introduction

  • Critical Care Beds 1-10 is located in the Purple Zone, off the North Corridor.

Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • Nottingham City Hospital is located in the North of the city.
      From the M1 leave at Junction 26 to take the A610 towards the city centre.
      Join the A6514 heading North, follow the road, and the entrance to the hospital will be on the left at the roundabout.
    • There are several open air car parks situated around the site.
      Some of which are specifically for staff or Blue Badge holders only.
  • By Bus View
    • There are several bus services run by Nottingham City Transport that stop at the site.
      There is a Medilink Bus that runs from Phoenix Park, Hucknall Tram, Queen’s Drive Park and Ride or QMC.
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • There are bus stops located off Hucknell and Valley Road.
    • The bus stops are sheltered, and the majority have fixed seating.
    • The route from the bus stops to the hospital buildings are via tarmac paths, some of which are uneven.
      There are road crossings, which have dropped kerbs, with most having tactile paving.
  • By Train View
    • Bullwell Station is the closest station to the hospital and is approximately 1.2 miles or 1.9km from the hospital.
      Nottingham Station is approximately 4 miles or 6.4km from the hospital.
      Services which stop at the station are Cross Country, East Midlands and Northern Rail.
  • By Tram View
    • There is not a tram stop on site, however you can use the tram to get to Wilkinson Street and then connect with the free Medilink Bus to City Hospital.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located in the Green Zone on the ground floor, S6 area.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 0800 052 1195.
  • 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 throughout the hospital and at the entrances to the hospital.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request, different languages on request, voice recognition CD on request and audio on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located left hand side of the Trust HQ building.
  • 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, tri wheel walkers, walking frames, walking sticks, mobile hoists, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a nurse/doctor.
  • There is a Changing Places facility at this hospital which is located in area P3 of the Physiotherapy Corridor.

Hospital Parking (North Entrance - Blue Badge Holders Only)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located to the right of the North Entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • 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.
    • 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 390cm x 500cm (12ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located in front of the Blue Badge bays.
    • Payment signs do not make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • 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 33m (36yd 3in) from the North Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The distance from the nearest Blue Badge bay includes using the ramp to the right of the North Entrance.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the North side of the hospital, in the Purple Zone.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 186cm.
    • The bollard(s) has/have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 119cm.
    • 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 (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the right of the North Entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 122cm.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The push pads to open the second set of doors are at a height of 100cm.
    • The ramp is quite long with no rest stops.
    • At the time of survey there were no wheelchairs available for patients to use.
    • There is a hand sanitiser and a face mask dispenser at the North Entrance reception desk.

Outside Access (Critical Beds 1-9 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Purple Zone, off the North Corridor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in).

Reception

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally 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 sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played at reception.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 2m (2yd 7in) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are available.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a children's play area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 8 bays available.
  • There are 1 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay 3.
  • There are not doors to the bay / side room.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre between beds.
  • All beds are adjustable.
  • 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 not a standard toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom on the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom outside the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 14:00 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 22:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 22:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 22:00.

Washroom

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This is a shared washroom.
    • There is written or text signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 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 within reach and fully functional.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is a tall mirror, with suitable specifictions, 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 73cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The tap type is lever. It is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 123cm.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • There is a rail with a padded back rest.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 right.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The height of the shower head is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • A shower chair is available.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails 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 poor.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • 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 good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

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