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Ward D19 - Paediatrics Assessment Unit

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

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Introduction

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    • Ward D19 - Paediatrics Assessment Unit is located on the first floor main spinal corridor.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Jewellery Quarter.

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 at the front 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 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 500cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 82m (90yd) from the Main Hospital Entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 100m (109yd) from the Main Hospital 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 uneven surfaces.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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 at the front of the Main Hospital Entrance.
  • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the hospital.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Hospital 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 a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Lift 8)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main spinal corridor.
  • The lift is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Main Hospital Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The clear door width is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 240cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 10in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift controls are 130cm high.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor main spinal corridor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 122cm (4ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the unit 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 medium.
  • 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.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 1 bays available.
  • There are 6 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Cubicle 7.
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre between beds.
  • All beds are adjustable.
  • All beds have bedside storage.
  • Bedside services available are television, telephone, radio and hospital information.
  • These services are chargeable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is electric.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 19:00.

Consultation / Treatment Room

  • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 55m (60yd) 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 light.
  • The door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in) 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 not adjustable.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located to the rear of the ward.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • Other facilities available are a toilet with handrails and a sink.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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 no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the ward.
    • The accessible toilet is 55m (60yd 5in) from the unit entrance.
    • There is level access to the 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 locking handle.
    • The door weight is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 270cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • 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 towel dispenser is 125cm (4ft 1in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Signage on the door is interchangeable.

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.
  • Help with luggage is generally available for inpatients.
  • 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.