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Gait Lab

Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6BE

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the venue's parking or entrances/exits as a result of COVID-19.
  • Hand sanitisers are available at all main entrances to buildings, car parks and wards/departments.
  • There is currently a restricted number of visitors allowed and some one way systems in place.
  • There is a reduction in the number of seats in waiting areas to achieve required social distancing.
  • Wall signage has been installed advising of social distancing and floor markings are in place advising where to stand when required to queue.
  • Protective screens are located at reception desks.
  • It is advised to keep left on stairwells.
  • Lifts are limited to two people at a time.
  • There have been no changes to the toilet facilities.
  • Users must comply with social distancing requirements and wear masks/facial coverings where required to do so.
  • Volunteers are available for help.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • The main hospital site entrance to the Campus for Ageing and Vitality is located off Westgate Road. If you are using a sat nav to find the hospital please use the postcode NE4 6BE.
    • The Blue Badge parking areas are located outside Building 12, Building 15, Belsay Day Unit, The Hadrian Clinic and CRESTA Clinics.
  • By Bus View
    • From Newcastle's Haymarket, take bus number 46 to CAV from stand V. Every 30 minutes, Monday to Friday. There is also a shuttle bus that links the Campus for Ageing and Vitality with the RVI, the Haymarket Bus Station and Gosforth (Newcastle Great Park).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest National Rail station is Newcastle.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest Metro station is Nexus.
  • Useful Links View

Hospital Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the building 15 entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 440cm x 450cm.
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located on the hospital access road.
  • Access to the Hospital View
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

Getting To (The Gait Lab)

  • The Gait Lab is/are located in the Cherryburn Unit.
  • Access to the Gait Lab is via the Cherryburn Unit main entrance.
  • After entering the Cherryburn Unit, turn left at the reception desk and follow the corridor to the second intersection and turn left.
    Follow the corridor to the end where the entrance to the Gait Lab will be located.
  • There is step free access to the Gait Lab.
  • The Gait Lab is approximately 30m from the Cherryburn Unit main entrance.
  • There is a/are manual, double door(s) which may be difficult to open between the Cherryburn Unit entrance and the department/service.
  • There are not resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There is a car registration screen on the wall to the right in the entrance lobby, between the first and second entry door.
    • The height of the screen is 104cm.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Gait Lab)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the end of the far left corridor of the Cherryburn Unit.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main 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 heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access once inside.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep ramp to access the Gait Lab treatment surface.
    • The portable hearing loop is available from the Cherryburn Unit main reception desk.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 30m from the Cherryburn 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.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The surface height of the lowest table is 52cm.
  • The tables do 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 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 not space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Consultation Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • 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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist can be brought in from another department.
  • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not height adjustable.
  • There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The portable hearing loop is available from the Cherryburn Unit main reception desk.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Cherryburn Unit main corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)