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Ward C31

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

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Getting To The Hospital (Queen's Medical Centre)

  • By Road View
    • The Queen’s Medical Centre is located on the Southwest side of Nottingham.
      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 are Medilink services that run to and from the Queen’s Drive Park and Ride.
    • There is an onsite bus stop.
    • There are 4 onsite bus stops that serve different parts of the hospital site.
    • The bus stops are sheltered, with the majority of them having 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 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 Queen's Medical Centre.
      Services which stop at the station include; Cross Country, East Midlands, and Northern Rail.
  • By Tram View
    • There is a tram stop on site at 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 (Queen's Medical Centre)

  • 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 to the right of reception.
  • 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.

Hospital Parking (Main Accessible Parking)

  • 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 on the west side of the hospital.
    • 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 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 234cm x 472cm (7ft 8in x 15ft 6in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • 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
  • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Emergency Care Centre Entrance.

Hospital Parking (Car Park 1)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located on the west side of the hospital.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • 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 clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment signs do not make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located by the exit to 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The hospital entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 63m (68yd 2ft) from the East Block Entrance.

Getting To (Ward C31)

  • Ward C31 is/are located in East Block on level C.
  • Access to Ward C31 is via the Main Entrance.
  • Enter the hospital via the Main Entrance and immediately turn left.
    Follow the corridor to the end then turn left.
    Turn right and continue ahead until you reach the East Block lifts.
    Take a lift to Floor C.
    On exiting the lift turn left, then left again.
    Follow the corridor and signage to Ward C31, which will be located on the right.
  • There is step free access to Ward C31.
  • Ward C31 is approximately 132m from the E Block lifts.
  • There are resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free 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 an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 156cm.
    • 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 158cm.

Lift (East Block Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the main corridor of East Block.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 61m (66yd 2ft) from the main 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 A, B, C, D, E.
  • 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 within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is medium.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 206cm x 158cm (6ft 9in x 5ft 2in).
  • 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 within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.

Other Floors (Next to East Block Lifts)

  • 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 A, B, C, D, E.
    • 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 between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not 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 moderate to good.

Entrance (Ward C31)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level C of East Block.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.

Ward (Ward C31)

  • Ward Information View
    • This is a/an admissions ward.
    • This is a shared ward.
    • There is/are 4 bay(s) available.
    • There is/are 8 side room(s) available.
    • There is/are 24 bed(s) on this ward in total.
  • Ward Access View
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the ward.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • There is level access throughout the ward.
    • There is clear signage on the ward.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is some flooring on the ward which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Reception/Nurses' Station View
    • The height of the ward reception desk is 105cm.
    • There is a lowered section.
    • The height of the lowered section of the desk is 75cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available at the desk.
  • Relatives' Room View
    • There is a relatives' room for the ward.
    • The width of the door opening into the relatives' room is over 75cm.
    • There is not a clear turning space in the relatives' room.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests available within the relatives' room.
  • Example Side Room View
    • There are no side rooms available with an accessible ensuite.
  • Ward Features and Patient Facilities View
    • A hearing assistance system is not available on the ward.
    • The ward does not play background music.
    • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
    • A mobile hoist is available on the ward.
    • There are washroom facilities for patients on the ward.
    • There are toilet facilities for patients on the ward.
  • Visitor Facilities View
    • There are no accessible toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • Accessible toilet facilities for visitors are located in the central area on level B.
    • There are no standard toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • Standard toilet facilities for visitors are located on the level C corridor.
  • Visiting Times View
    • There are set visiting times for the ward.
    • Visiting times are 11:00 to 20:00.
    • The visiting times are the same for each day.
    • Protected meal times are between 08:30 to 09:30, 12:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 17:30.

Day Room / Lounge Area (Hydration Station)

  • There is a day room/lounge area.
  • There is level access into the day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is always open.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the day room/lounge area.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not a space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are armchairs only.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 92cm (3ft).
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is not space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Washroom (Accessible Toilet and Shower - Transfer Both Sides)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 5 washroom(s) of this type in the ward.
    • The washroom surveyed is located along the right hand ward corridor.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This washroom is shared.
    • There is pictorial, written or text and dementia friendly 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 is easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 450cm x 286cm (14ft 9in x 9ft 5in).
    • The 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 red flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There are coat hooks at 119cm and 156cm from the floor.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 71cm.
    • 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.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 109cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 109cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, pedal bin and clinical waste disposal units.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 132cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 298cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 69cm.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are not wall-mounted grab rails available for the shower.
  • Bath Details View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is high.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is high.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are dropdown rails either side of the flip down seat in the walk-in shower.
    • The contrast of the dropdown rails is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The interchangeable toilet is located at the end of the right hand ward corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is low.
    • The toilet seats have a high colour contrast.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 91cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located above the wash basin.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (Queen's Medical Centre)

  • Changing Places facilities are located in Central Block just off the corridor to West Block.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in West Block on B floor and E floor. in Central Block just off the corridor to West Block. in Central Block just off the corridor to East Block. in East Block on A, D, and E floors in the Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Centre on floors B and C.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located in West Block along the corridors of floors C, D, E, and F in Central Block just off the corridor to West Block in East block on B, C, D, and E floors in South Block on Floor A In the Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Centre on floors A and B.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located in West Block on floors B and D in East block on A, C, D, and E floors In South Block on A, B, C and D floors.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located in West Block along the corridors of floors C, D, E, and F in Central Block just off the corridor to West Block in Central block, on the corridor to East Block in East block on B, C, D, and E floors in South Block on Floor A in the Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Centre on floors A and B.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located in West Block on B floor in Central Block just off the corridor to West Block.

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