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Women's Unit

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Women's Unit is located next to the Thoracic Surgery Assessment Unit off the North Corridor.
    • The Women's Unit can also be accessed from North Road.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Monday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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 (North Entrance)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 500cm (10ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the North Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the North 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does 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.
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Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in North Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The 2nd set of doors are push pad operated.

Level Change (North Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Women's Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on North Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Women's Unit Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Access From Thoracic Surgery Assessment Unit)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Thoracic Surgery Assessment Unit.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Reception

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a prescription box.
  • 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 carpet.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is carpet and vinyl/laminate.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Treatment Room 1)

  • There are 2 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Treatment Room 1.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 24m (26yd 9in) 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).
  • Double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 123cm (4ft) 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.
  • There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Recovery Room)

  • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 5m (5yd 1ft) 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 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl and wood.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located behind reception.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the women's unit entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (26ft 3in) from the treatment room 1.
  • The standard changing room is 7m (22ft 12in) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite the consultation room.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the women's unit entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 290cm (4ft 7in x 9ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The 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.