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Maternity Assessment and Delivery Suites

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

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Introduction

  • The Maternity Assessment and Delivery Suites are located on the ground floor of the Maternity Building.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bulwell.

Parking (Blue Car Park)

  • 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 is located at the front of the venue.
    • 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the Blue Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Blue Entrance.
    • 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 car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge parking bays are unmarked.

Outside Access (Blue Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Maternity Building.
  • 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 doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Blue Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Maternity Assessment and Delivery Suites Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor.
  • There is 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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

Reception (Maternity Assessment Suite)

  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the unit entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a touch screen.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Reception (Delivery Suite)

  • 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 play background music.
  • Route finding signage is not available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Maternity Assessment - Room B)

  • There are 2 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Maternity Assessment - Room B.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 4m (13ft 1in) from the unit 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 double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) 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 available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is 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.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Delivery Room 9 - Pool Room)

  • There are 15 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Delivery Room 9 - Pool Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the unit 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 134cm (4ft 5in) 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 available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Delivery Room 11)

  • The room surveyed was Delivery Room 11.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 18m (20yd) from the unit 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 double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) 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 available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • 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 have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Washroom (Room 11 Ensuite)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the wash basin.
    • 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 height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • The cistern is not close coupled and no back rest is provided.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • 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.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • A shower chair is available.
    • There are not wall-mounted grab rails available.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • 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 washroom floor and walls is fair.
    • 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.