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Ards Community Hospital, Church Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4AS

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Getting To (X-Ray)

Outside Access (Outpatients Department Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the left side of the DP building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Department / Service (X-Ray)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • X-Ray is located on level 0 of the DP Building.
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the department/service.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • There is level access throughout the department/service.
    • There is clear signage on the department/service.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is some flooring in the department/service which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The department/service does not play background music.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a main reception, a waiting room/area, consultation rooms and standard toilet facilities.
    • There are 2 consultation/treatment rooms in this department/service.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • A mobile hoist is available on the department/service.
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the Minor Injuries Unit.
    • There are standard toilet facilities within this department/service.

Opening Times (X-Ray)

  • Access is by appointment only.

Reception (X-Ray Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter the X-Ray department.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the X-Ray department 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 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 moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 30/08/2023.
    • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a red 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 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 moderate to good.

Standard Changing Cubicle / Room (2)

  • The changing cubicle/room is located along the department corridor, on the right.
  • The changing cubicle/room is 5m from the waiting room/area.
  • There is step-free access to the changing cubicle/room.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) for the room is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 56cm.
  • The type of flooring in the room is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the cubicle/room.
  • There is a bench seating in the cubicle/room.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) 173cm from the floor.
  • There is not an emergency alarm in the changing cubicle/room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Imaging Room (X-Ray Room 2)

  • This section describes the X-Ray Room(s), located opposite the X-Ray reception desk.
  • There is / are 2 X-Ray Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; X-Ray Room 2.
  • This room is not accessed via a changing room.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The imaging room is approximately 2m from the reception.
    • The imaging room is approximately 2m from the main waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 78cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the imaging room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is a bed / couch.
    • The bed / couch is adjustable.
    • A mobile hoist is available.
    • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
    • The room does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the imaging room.
    • The lighting levels in the imaging room are good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located past the X-Ray reception desk, on the right.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the X-Ray entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Toilet seats do not have a good colour contrast.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have horizontal wall mounted grab rails.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • There is a/are dropdown rail(s) on the left as you face the ambulant toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast of the dropdown rail(s) in the ambulant cubicle(s) is fair.
    • The information above relates to the male toilet. There is a different configuration of rails in the female toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located above the wash basin.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The female toilet has an angled wall mounted handrail on the left hand side.