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Lawrence Ward

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

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COVID-19 Information

Introduction

  • Lawrence Ward is located on the first floor of the Maternity Building, N1 area.

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.

Opening Times

  • 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.

Outside Access (Lawrence 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

  • The desk/counter is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is 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/counter.

Inside Access

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

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 5.
  • 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, internet and games.
  • 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 45m (49yd 8in).
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

Washroom

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a bath, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 2m 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.
    • 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 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 270cm x 470cm (8ft 10in x 15ft 5in).
    • 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 tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is not 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 84cm.
    • The tap type is twist/turn. 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The cistern is not close coupled and no back rest is provided.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the toilet.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • Bath Details View
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 58cm (1ft 11in).
    • The bath tap type is twist/turn. It is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over/for the bath.
    • There are not wall-mounted grab rails available.
    • A bath hoist is 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 toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is good.
    • 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 mirror.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • The tap type is twist/turn. It is not 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The cistern is not close coupled and no back rest is provided.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
    • A shower chair is available.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available.
    • The shower tray is accessed via a deep step.

Washroom (Bath)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a bath, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 33m 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 not close coupled and no back rest is provided.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the toilet.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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