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Orange Zone - West Corridor

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

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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.

Getting Around (Orange Zone - West Corridor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is a steep slope, with no handrails, for access to the North Corridor from Junction W1.
    • The steep slope is shown in photographs 5 and 6.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet and vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails are not provided in corridors.
    • Seating is provided in some corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage and Wayfinding View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • The wayfinding signage includes some pictograms.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
    • Maps are provided at key intersections.
    • The West Corridor links the Green, Blue, Red and Purple Zones.
      Access to the West Corridor is via lift C9 from the Green Zone ( South Corridor) and links to the main Physiotherapy and North Corridors on the ground floor.
      There are orange Junction markers in the West Corridor to help with locating services.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
    • Safe places are located in the South and North Corridors, please speak to a member of staff who will arrange for you to be escorted to the nearest free safe place.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Outside Access (South Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the South of the hospital accessed via South 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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 169cm.
    • 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 165cm.
    • 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 between the two entrance doors and just beyond the second entrance door into the hospital.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a mask dispenser at this entrance next to the hand sanitiser, at a height of 135cm.

Other Floors (Junction S1)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G and 1.
    • 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 not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.

Lift (Junction S1 - Lift C9 - South Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main corridor from the South Entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the South 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 LG, G, 1 and 2.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The external call button is 117cm 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 fair.
  • The clear door width is 130cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 274cm.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The internal controls are within 98cm - 123cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There are currently social distancing measures in operation in the lift, with a maximum of 4 people allowed at any time.
    • There are social distancing markers on the floor of this lift.

Lift (Lift C4)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the West Corridor.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 89m (97yd 12in) from the C9 lift.
  • 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.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The external call button is at a height of 129cm.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 130cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 161cm x 242cm.
  • 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 a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 117cm - 145cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • This lift only operates using a code.
    • There are currently social distancing measures in operation in this lift, with a maximum of 4 people allowed to use the lift at any time.
    • There are social distancing markers on the lift floor.

Changing Places (Changing Place - West Corridor)

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located in the West Corridor.
    • The facility is approximately 47m (51yd 1ft) from the C9 lift.
    • There is level access into the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 315cm x 420cm.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet has a transfer space on both sides.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 86cm.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 186cm (6ft 1in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • The height of the wash basin is 71cm.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 112cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are clinical waste and sanitary disposal units.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • There are coat hooks at 107cm and 142cm from the floor.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.

Accessible Toilet(s) (West Corridor - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the West Corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m from the C9 lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is written text, Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 282cm x 259cm.
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 212cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 106cm and 141cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a fixed horizontal rail without a padded backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 123cm (4ft).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.

Standard Toilet(s) (West Corridor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located In the West Corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 37m from the C9 lift.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Toilet seats do not have a good colour contrast.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The colour contrast of the horizontal wall mounted grab rail(s) in the ambulant cubicle(s) is good.
    • There are vertical wall mounted rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • The colour contrast of the vertical wall mounted grab rails in the ambulant cubicle(s) is good.
    • There are additional ambulant cubicles with differing rail configurations.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 73cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located above and to the right of the basins.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located in the West Corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 39m from the C9 lift.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Some toilet seats have a good colour contrast.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The colour contrast of the horizontal wall mounted grab rail(s) in the ambulant cubicle(s) is good.
    • There are vertical wall mounted rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • The colour contrast of the vertical wall mounted grab rails in the ambulant cubicle(s) is good.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located above and to the left of the basins.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Parent and Baby Room (West Corridor)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located in the West Corridor.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 35m from the C9 lift.
  • There is step-free access into the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (Nottingham City Hospital)

  • Changing Places facilities are located in the West Corridor of the Orange Zone.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the main South Corridor at Junction S8, at the South Entrance, on the second floor in the Green Zone, in the West Corridor of the Orange Zone, in the North Corridor at Junction N18 and at the North Entrance.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located in the South Corridor by the South Entrance, on the first and second floor of the Green Zone, in the North Corridor of the Purple Zone, and in the West Corridor of the Orange Zone.
    Ambulant toilet facilities are located in the maternity building lobby on the ground floor.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located in the West Corridor of the Orange Zone.

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