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Simpson 2 Ward - Orthopaedic Admissions Unit

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Simpson Ward 2 is located on the first floor of the North Corridor.

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.

Hospital Parking (Purple Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located off North Road, accessed via Gate 4.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does 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.
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are not clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the entrance to the car park and at the payment machines in 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 at the side of the car park.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is clearly signposted.
  • Comments View
    • There are currently no charges for parking in this car park during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
    • There is also a small gravelled over-flow car park next to the Purple Car Park exit.
    • Both car parks are used by visitors and staff.

Hospital Parking (North Entrance - Blue Badge Holders Only)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located to the right of the North Entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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 390cm x 500cm (12ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located in front of the Blue Badge bays.
    • Payment signs do not make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the North Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The distance from the nearest Blue Badge bay includes using the ramp to the right of the North Entrance.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the North side of the hospital, in the Purple Zone.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 186cm.
    • The bollard(s) has/have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • 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 not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 119cm.
    • 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 (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the right of the North Entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 122cm.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The push pads to open the second set of doors are at a height of 100cm.
    • The ramp is quite long with no rest stops.
    • At the time of survey there were no wheelchairs available for patients to use.
    • There is a hand sanitiser and a face mask dispenser at the North Entrance reception desk.

Other Floors (Junction N11)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 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 the left going up.
    • 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 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 low to moderate.

Lift (Junction N11 - Lift C1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at Junction N11 in the North Corridor.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 75m (82yd 1in) from the North 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 and 1.
  • There are manual, double doors which are easy to open to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • 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 controls for the lift are at a height of 136cm.
  • 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 fair.
  • The clear door width is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 162cm x 240cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 10in).
  • 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 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 135cm - 150cm 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 lift floor.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Simpson Ward 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Purple Zone, on the first floor of the North Corridor, N11 area.
  • 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 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 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 176cm (5ft 9in).

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 non slip.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is male.
  • There are 1 bays available.
  • There are 1 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay 1.
  • The area / room / bay is 12m (13yd) from the ward 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.
  • All beds have bedside storage.
  • Bedside services available are television, telephone and radio.
  • 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 not a standard toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • A flashing alarm is available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

Washroom (Bath)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a bath, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 35m from the ward entrance.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This is a male washroom.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards and outwards.
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 260cm x 380cm (8ft 6in x 12ft 6in).
    • The washroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is not a coat hook in the washroom.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is a tall mirror, with suitable specifictions, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • The tap type is lever. 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 height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a rail with a padded back rest.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 200cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • 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 colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bath
    • There are not wall mounted handrails available.

Washroom (Shower)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The accessible washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The accessible washroom surveyed is approximately 40m from the ward entrance.
    • There is step free access to the accessible washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This is a male accessible washroom.
    • The accessible washroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the accessible washroom door.
    • The accessible washroom door(s) open(s) inwards and outwards.
    • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible washroom are 180cm x 380cm (5ft 11in x 12ft 6in).
    • The accessible 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 within reach and fully functional.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is a tall mirror, with suitable specifictions, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The tap type is lever. 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 accessible washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The cistern is close coupled and can act as a back rest.
    • 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.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • A shower chair is available.
    • There are wall-mounted grab rails available.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external accessible washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal accessible washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the accessible washroom floor and walls is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the ward.
    • The accessible toilet is 40m (44yd) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • This is a male ward.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 180cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 11in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 104cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • 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 drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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