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Optometry Unit

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Optometry Unit is located in the Eye Outpatient Clinic, on the ground floor of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Centre.

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 your 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 Medibus 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, and the majority have fixed seating. There is room for a wheelchair in the bus shelter.
    • The route from the bus stops to the hospital buildings are by tarmac paths, some of which are uneven. There are road crossings, which have dropped kerbs, and most have tactile paving. The routes are long with steep slopes.
  • By Train View
    • Nottingham Station is approximately 2.5 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

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located on B Floor in 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 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 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking (Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Centre)

Outside Access (Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Centre Entrance)

Outside Access (Eye Outpatient Clinic Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the EENTC building.
  • 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 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 (Eye Outpatient Clinic )

  • The desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the clinic entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a touch screen.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Optometry Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Eye Outpatient Clinic.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

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 available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Waiting Room / Area (A)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 3m (3yd 10in) from the unit entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are not doors into the waiting room / area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • Information is available in Braille and Braille on request.
  • Information in other languages and formats is available on request.
  • 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 medium.

Waiting Room / Area (B)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 6m (19ft 8in) from the unit entrance .
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are doors into the waiting room / area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are not available.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • Information is available in Braille on request.
  • Information in other languages and formats is available on request.
  • 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 bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Optometry 4 - Contact Lens Clinic)

  • There are 16 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Optometry 4 - Contact Lens Clinic.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 22m (24yd) 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 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • No chairs with armrests available.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Consulting Room 9)

  • There are 16 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Consulting Room 9.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 3m (9ft 10in) 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 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is adjustable.
  • All chairs with armrests available.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) 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 at the rear of Waiting Area A.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the unit 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 is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 190cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • 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 lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within 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 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)