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Ward D47

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

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Jewellery Quarter.

Parking (Sheldon Block)

  • 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 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 248cm x 602cm (8ft 2in x 19ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 6m (19ft 8in) from the Sheldon Block Entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd) from the Sheldon Block 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Getting To (Ward D47)

  • Ward D47 is/are located on the second floor of the Sheldon Block.
  • Access to Ward D47 is via the Sheldon Block main entrance.
  • Enter via the Sheldon Block main entrance, continue towards the rear of the foyer and bear right to the lifts, take the lift to the second floor. On exiting the lift bear left and the entrance to Ward D47 is ahead.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to Ward D47.
  • Ward D47 is approximately 18m from the Sheldon Block main entrance via the lift.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Sheldon Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 153cm (5ft 0in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Sheldon Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead on the right after you enter.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Sheldon Block entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 167cm x 266cm (5ft 6in x 8ft 9in).
  • 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 within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Ward D47 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of Sheldon Block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • There is an intercom at this entrance.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Reception (Nurses' Station)

  • 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 medium.
  • 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.

Reception (Reception Desk)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the left as you enter the ward.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the ward entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are not windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is low (76cm or lower).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Ward

  • There is level access in the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There is/are 0 bay(s) available.
  • There is/are 20 side room(s) available.
  • The area/room/bay surveyed was Bay 1.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) to the area/room/bay.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed(s)/between beds.
  • The bed(s) is/are adjustable.
  • The bed(s) has/have bedside storage.
  • Bedside services available include; televisions, telephones and radios.
  • These services are chargeable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • There is not a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • The distance to the standard toilet for visitors to use is 7m (7yd 1ft).
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 11:00 - 12:00.
    • Monday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Monday 18:00 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00.
    • Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00.
    • Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 11:00 - 12:00.
    • Thursday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 18:00 - 21:00.
    • Friday 11:00 - 12:00.
    • Friday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 18:00 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 12:00.
    • Saturday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 18:00 - 21:00.
    • Sunday 11:00 - 12:00.
    • Sunday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 18:00 - 21:00.

Consultation / Treatment Room

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • 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(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Bathroom (Male)

  • The bathroom surveyed is interchangeable between male and female.
  • The standard bathroom is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The facilities available in the standard bathroom include a toilet, a shower, a sink and an emergency cord.

Standard Bathroom (Female)

  • The bathroom surveyed is interchangeable between male and female.
  • The standard bathroom is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The facilities available in the standard bathroom include a toilet, a bath, a shower, a sink and an emergency cord.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

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.