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

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Getting To (X-Ray)

Department / Service (X-Ray)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • X-Ray is located on the ground floor, off the right-hand corridor.
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the department/service.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 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 main reception, sub waiting areas, treatment rooms, accessible toilet facilities for everyone and standard toilet facilities.
    • There are 6 consultation/treatment rooms in this department/service.
    • A hearing assistance system is available.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • Staff are not trained to use the system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 06/09/2023.
    • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
    • A mobile hoist is available from another department/service.
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • There are standard toilet facilities within this department/service.

Opening Times (X-Ray)

  • Monday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (X-Ray Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located along the corridor that is ahead as you enter X-Ray.
    • The reception point is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the X-Ray 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 high (110cm+).
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a bell to attract attention.
    • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 06/09/2023.
    • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.
  • Comments View
    • The lower section of the reception is 79cm high.

Waiting Room / Area (Wait Area 1)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 20m from the X-Ray 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • The surface height of the lowest table is 43cm.
  • The tables do not contrast visually with the floor.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • 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 a television.
  • Subtitles are not available.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • A water dispenser is 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 good.

Waiting Room / Area (Wait Area 2)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 30m from the X-Ray 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The surface height of the lowest table is 43cm.
  • The tables do contrast visually with the floor.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The manoeuvring space is obstructed by the chairs and tables.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • 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 a television.
  • Subtitles are not available.
  • 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 good.

Imaging Room (X-Ray 1)

  • This section describes the X-Ray Room(s), located along the corridor on the right side of the X-Ray department.
  • There is / are 3 X-Ray Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; X-Ray 1.
  • This room is accessed via a changing room.
  • Changing Room View
    • There is step free access into the changing room.
    • The changing room is approximately 20m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 5m from the sub waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the changing room are 155cm x 257cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the changing room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the changing room.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a chair/stool in the changing room.
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the changing room.
    • There is not a/are not dropdown rail(s) in the changing room.
    • There is a/are mirror(s) in the changing room.
    • There is a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
    • There are coat hooks at 164cm and 177cm from the floor.
    • There is not a locker within the changing room.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are moderate to good.
    • There is a toilet and wash basin in this changing room.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) has/have a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 84cm.
    • 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.
    • 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This room can be accessed via the changing room or the door directly into the X-Ray room.

Standard Changing Cubicle / Room (X-Ray 1 Changing)

  • The changing cubicle/room is located along the corridor on the right side of the X-Ray department.
  • The changing cubicle/room is 5m from the sub waiting room/area.
  • There is step-free access to the changing cubicle/room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 66cm.
  • 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 are chairs without armrests.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
  • There are coat hooks at 164cm and 177cm from the floor.
  • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
  • The lighting levels are good.

Imaging Room (X-Ray 3)

  • This section describes the X-Ray Room(s), located towards the end of the corridor on the right side of the X-Ray department.
  • There is / are 3 X-Ray Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; X-Ray 3.
  • This room is accessed via a changing room.
  • Changing Room View
    • There is step free access into the changing room.
    • The changing room is approximately 25m from the reception.
    • The changing room is approximately 6m from the sub waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the changing room are 157cm x 265cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the changing room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the changing room.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a chair/stool in the changing room.
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the changing room.
    • There is a/are dropdown rail(s) in the changing room.
    • There is a/are mirror(s) in the changing room.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
    • There are coat hooks at 165cm and 172cm from the floor.
    • There is not a locker within the changing room.
    • There is not a changing bench.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are good.
    • There is a toilet and wash basin in this changing room.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is not push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) has/have a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 85cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the imaging room.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is not a bed / couch.
    • 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This room can be accessed via the changing room or the door directly into the X-Ray room.

Standard Changing Cubicle / Room (X-Ray 3 Changing)

  • The changing cubicle/room is located towards the end of the corridor on the right side of the X-Ray department.
  • The changing cubicle/room is 6m from the sub waiting room/area.
  • There is step-free access to the changing cubicle/room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 66cm.
  • 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 are chairs without armrests.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
  • There are coat hooks at 150cm and 162cm from the floor.
  • There is a push button style of alarm in the changing cubicle/room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Imaging Room (Ultrasound 1)

  • This section describes the Ultrasound Room(s), located to the right as you enter the X-Ray department.
  • There is / are 2 Ultrasound Room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Ultrasound 1.
  • This room is accessed via a changing room.
  • Imaging Room View
    • There is step free access into the imaging room.
    • The imaging room is approximately 10m from the reception.
    • The imaging room is approximately 20m from the sub waiting area.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) has/have a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • A member of staff is available to assist with opening the door if required.
    • The width of the door is 88cm.
    • 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.
    • 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 moderate to good.

Standard Changing Cubicle / Room (Ultrasound 1 Changing)

  • The changing cubicle/room is located to the right as you enter the X-Ray department.
  • The changing cubicle/room is 10m from the sub waiting room/area.
  • There is step-free access to the changing cubicle/room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • 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 are chairs without armrests.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
  • There are coat hooks at 150cm and 163cm from the floor.
  • There is a push button style of alarm in the changing cubicle/room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Corridor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located along the left side corridor as you enter X-Ray.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m from the X-Ray entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial, written text and dementia friendly signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 200cm (7ft 5in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 105cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 161cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a sensor flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are pedal bin and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 120cm and 164cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed 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 towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 81cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Patient Toilets)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located along the corridor that is to the left as you enter X-Ray.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the X-Ray entrance.
    • There is pictorial and written text 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 good.
    • Toilet seats do not have a good colour contrast.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located above and to the right of the wash basin.
    • Lighting levels are good.