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Medical School

Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Medical School can also be accessed through the main hospital via the West Block.

Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • The Queen’s Medical Centre is located on the Southwest side of the city.
      From the M1 leave at Junction 25 and take the A52 (Brian Clough Way) towards the city centre.
      At the roundabout go straight across and the entrance to the hospital will be on the right.
    • 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 various bus services that are run by Nottingham City Transport that stop at the site.
      There is a Medilink service that runs from the Queen’s Drive Park and Ride.
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • There are bus stops located off Derby Road and West Road.
    • The bus stops are sheltered, with the majority of them have fixed seating.
      There is space for a wheelchair user in the bus shelters.
    • The route from the bus stops to the hospital buildings are via tarmac paths, some of which are uneven.
      There are road crossings with have dropped kerbs, most of which have tactile paving.
      The routes are long with steep slopes.
  • By Train View
    • Nottingham Station is approximately 2 miles from the site.
      Services which stop at the station include; Cross Country, East Midlands and Northern Rail.
  • By Tram View
    • There is a tram stop on site (Queens Medical Centre).
      Trams run every 7 minutes during peak times.
      There is a bridge connecting the tram stop to B Floor of Queens Medical Centre.
      The bridge has a slight gradient.
  • 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 on B Floor of the Central Block, in the corridor near X-Ray Outpatients.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 0800 183 0204.
  • 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 located 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 off East Road near the EENT 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 Safe Place at this hospital which is located in the PALS Office.
  • There is a Changing Places facility at this hospital which is located on B Floor of the Central Block, in the corridor near West Block.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • Staff and students can access the building at other times with security cards..

Parking (Medical School)

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • The name of the car park is West Block Car Park.
  • The car park is located off West Road.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • A strip of standard marked on street parking is available for staff permit holders only.

Parking (West Block Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the side 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 are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 480cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 30m (33yd) from the west block entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 65m (71yd) from the west block entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is a designated drop off point.
  • The drop off point is located in the car park.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is for Blue Badge holders, staff and Pick-up/Drop-off only.
    • Drop-off parking is limited to 30 minutes.

Outside Access (Medical School Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on West Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) 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 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Medical School Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • 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 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium height.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Access From West Block)

  • This information is for the entrance located on A floor of West Block.
  • 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 permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Reception (Infomation Desk)

  • The desk/counter is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk/counter.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Route finding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet and vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A-B-C-D-E.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the foyer area.
  • The lift is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the medical school entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A-B-C-D-E.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 200cm (4ft 3in x 6ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls are between 110-130cm in height.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is 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.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the foyer.
    • This accessible toilet is 35m (38yd 10in) from the medical school entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 155cm (6ft 7in x 5ft 1in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the foyer.
    • The female and male toilets are 35m (38yd 10in) from the medical school entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.