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Eye A & E

Birmingham City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 7QH

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COVID-19 Information (Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Covid-19 Information)

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Eye A&E is located on the ground floor of Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.

Level Change (Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Jewellery Quater.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is located in front of the main entrance.
  • 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 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 470cm x 256cm (15ft 5in x 8ft 5in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the 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 not have tactile paving.
  • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The road is generally quiet.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is a designated drop off point.
  • The drop off point is located outside the entrance.
  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • Please check with venue for up to date car parking terms.
    • http://bmec.swbh.nhs.uk/patients/parking/.

Outside Access (Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 151cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 149cm (4ft 11in).

Reception (Eye Emergency & Urgent Care Clinic Reception)

  • 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 moderate to good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed 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.

Outside Access (Eye A & E Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the eye centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Reception (Nurses Station)

  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Route finding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is non slip.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Waiting Room / Area

  • The vending machine controls are not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are available.
  • There is not a children's play area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey it was not possible to photograph the area.

Consultation / Treatment Room

  • There are 11 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Procedure Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 4m (13ft 1in) from the entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • 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.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room

  • The room surveyed was Treatment Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 8m (26ft 3in) from the entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are not doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • 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.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.

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 at the rear of the department.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 260cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 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 78cm (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 lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • 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 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 height of the towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot 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 poor.
    • 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info Health

  • Disability awareness / equality training can be provided for hospital staff.
  • The most commonly produced documents could be provided in other formats.
  • Documents in Braille, large print, audio and different languages format can be requested.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in most areas of the hospital.
  • Areas with a high risk from infection, such as intensive care and wards should be contacted in advance before accessing with assistance dogs.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Switchboard staff are Text Relay aware.
  • The mobility aids available include mobile hoists, ceiling tracking hoists, wheelchairs, tri wheel walkers, shower chairs, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • Portable hearing loops can be provided on request.