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Medical Illustration Unit

Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4HJ

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Introduction

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    • The Medical Illustration Unit is located on the ground floor, to the rear of the X-ray Department.

Location

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

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 type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 560cm (11ft 10in x 18ft 4in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Outpatients entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the Outpatients 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Getting To (The Medical Illustration Unit)

  • The Medical Illustration Unit is/are located at the rear of the X-ray Department.
  • Access to the Medical Illustration Unit is via the Outpatients Entrance.
  • Enter via the Outpatients Entrance, bear left and continue to the far side of the Outpatients waiting area. Pass through the double doors, bear right past the Pharmacy reception and continue to the end of the corridor. Bear left and continue approximately halfway down the corridor, bear right and continue to the end of the corridor. At this point follow the black line on the corridor floor and the signs 'Medical Illustration'. These will lead to the entrance to the Medical Illustration Unit.
  • There is step free access to the Medical Illustration Unit.
  • The Medical Illustration Unit is approximately 200m from the Outpatients Entrance.
  • There is a/are manual, heavy, double door(s) between the Outpatients Entrance and the department/service.
  • 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 (Outpatients 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 automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Outpatients 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.

Opening Times (Medical Illustration Unit)

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Monday 13:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Tuesday 13:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 13:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 13:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 13:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Medical Illustration Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the X-ray Department.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is not available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 3m from the Medical Illustration Unit entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are not available.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • A water dispenser is not available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Studio)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The consultation / treatment room is approximately 7m from the Medical Illustration Unit entrance.
  • 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 but one door is locked.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located within the studio.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the entrance to the Studio.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the studio.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are located in the Outpatients waiting area.

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.
  • 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.