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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located on the ground floor of the Maternity Building.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

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.

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 (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 60m (66yd) from the unit entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • 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.
  • Route finding signage is not available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 35m (38yd) from the unit 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 76 cm wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are not available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is a children's play area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.

Waiting Room / Area (Garden Room)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 3m (3yd 10in) from the ward reception.
  • 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.
  • The door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl and wood.
  • 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 adjustable.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • There are 5 bays available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay 1.
  • The area / room / bay is 70m (77yd) from the unit entrance .
  • 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 not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • The distance to the accessible toilet for visitors to use is 10m (32ft 10in).
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

Room (Parents Bedrooms)

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • An adapted toilet is available in the corridor outside the unit.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located in the unit entrance foyer.
    • The female toilets are 5m (5yd 1ft) from the unit entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located in the main unit corridor.
    • The male toilets are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the unit entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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.