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McCarthy Ward

Rowley Regis Hospital, Moor Lane, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 8DA

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • McCarthy Ward is located on the first floor of the hospital.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Rowley Regis.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Old Hill.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is 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 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 440cm x 600cm (14ft 5in x 19ft 8in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd) from the main hospital entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd) 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.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) 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 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Hospital 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main hospital corridor.
  • The lift is 50m (55yd) from main hospital entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • 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 157cm x 267cm (5ft 2in 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (McCarthy Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the hospital.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Reception (Staff Base)

  • The desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the ward 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 not 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 vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 2 bays available.
  • There are 5 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bedroom 5.
  • The area / room / bay is 11m (12yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) 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 and radio.
  • 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 an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • The distance to the accessible toilet for visitors to use is 30m (33yd).
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Monday 18:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 18:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 18:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 18:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 18:00 - 18:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 18:00 - 18:00.

Accessible Shower (Female)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located to the left after you enter.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a shower chair.
  • Other facilities available are an adapted toilet and sink.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Bathroom (Male)

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access View
    • The bathroom is interchangeable between male and female.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 3m (9ft 10in) from the ward entrance .
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 131cm (4ft 4in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 380cm x 365cm (12ft 6in x 11ft 12in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the bathroom.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 52cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 130cm (4ft 3in) 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 80cm (2ft 7in) high.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height is adjustable.
    • A hoist is available.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a shower over the bath.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • There are not wall mounted handrails available.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • 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 walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a female facility available with the same specifications.

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, shower chairs, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • Portable hearing loops can be provided on request.