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Enhanced Care at Home

Downe Hospital, 2 Struell Wells Road, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6RL

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Getting To (Enhanced Care at Home)

Outside Access (Enhanced Care at Home Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the front, right side of the hospital.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 179cm.
    • The bollard(s) does/do not have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.

Department / Service (Enhanced Care at Home)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • Enhanced Care at Home is located on the front right side of the hospital.
    • There is level access throughout the department/service.
    • There is no 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 good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a waiting room/area and standard toilet facilities.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • A mobile hoist is available from another department/service.
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located within the centre of the hospital.
    • There are not standard toilet facilities within this department/service.
    • Standard toilet facilities are located within the centre of the hospital.

Opening Times (Enhanced Care at Home)

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Day Room / Lounge Area (Enhanced Care at Home Seating Area)

  • There is a day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is approximately 3m from the Enhanced Care at Home entrance.
  • There is level access into the day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is not always open.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the day room/lounge area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The room does have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are 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 good.

Washroom (Shower Room and Toilet)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 1 washroom(s) of this type in the department.
    • The washroom surveyed is located in the front left corner of the Enhanced Care at Home department.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 9m from the Enhanced Care at Home entrance.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the department.
    • This washroom is shared.
    • There is pictorial, written or text and Makaton signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 222cm x 293cm (7ft 3in x 9ft 7in).
    • The washroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There is not a coat hook in the washroom.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 87cm.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the wash basin.
    • The tap type is sensor. It is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 107cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are pedal bin and clinical waste disposal units.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet has a wall which can act as a back rest.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 151cm.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 103cm.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is poor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The shower is not in use.