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Elizabeth Suite

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

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Introduction

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    • The Elizabeth Suite is attached to the Rheumatology Building which is located outside the Physiotherapy Entrance.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Sherwood.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bulwell.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • 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 300cm x 460cm (9ft 10in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.
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Outside Access (Rheumatology Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off North Road next to the Physiotherapy Entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 153cm (5ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Rheumatology Building 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Access From Rheumatology Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Rheumatology Building foyer.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Reception

  • The desk is 20m (22yd) from the car park entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a touch screen.
  • There is not a prescription box.
  • 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.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is non slip.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Waiting Room / Area

  • The vending machine controls are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • There is not a children's play area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room

  • There are 7 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Room 4.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 2m (6ft 7in) from the car park entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • 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 is not adjustable.
  • All chairs with armrests available.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the reception area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 220cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Disability awareness training is available for staff.
  • The most commonly used documents can be produced in different formats on request.
  • Different formats may include Braille, large print, different languages, voice recognition CD and audio.
  • Staff will be happy to arrange for a British Sign Language communicator to be available. Please contact the clinic / service within a reasonable amount of time prior to your appointment to request this.
  • Thebigword Interpreting Service provides interpreters for people receiving care from Nottingham University Hospitals.
  • An interpreter can be booked either via hospital staff or by calling the agency direct on 0870 748 8000.
  • Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu are the core languages covered.
  • Also covered are :
  • Bengali, Polish, Kurdish, Chinese, Farsi, Arabic, Turkish and Gujarati along with Mirpuri and Sylheti dialects.
  • In core languages the Agency guarantees an interpreter within two hours.
  • Other languages are also offered - please contact the Agency for advice.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can provide advice and support for accessing these services.
  • They can be contacted on 0800 052 1195 or by visiting the office in the South Corridor.
  • Registered assistance dogs are generally welcomed in all areas although departments with high risk from infection, such as intensive care units, should be contacted in advance.
  • The assistance dog spending area is located to the left of the Trust HQ building. Please click here to view the site map
  • Switchboard staff are Type Talk aware.
  • A textphone is available in the Outpatients Department.
  • Help with luggage is available for inpatients.
  • The mobility aids available in the hospital include mobile hoists, wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs, tri wheel walkers, shower chairs, bath hoists, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • There is no charge for mobility aids.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a nurse/doctor.
  • There is not a mobility scooter charging point at the hospital.
  • Portable hearing loop systems are not available at the hospital.
  • Children are generally welcomed in most departments but should be accompanied by an adult.