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Delivery Suite and Triage

Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD

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COVID-19 Information (Rotherham Hospital)

  • The information in this section was taken in May 2021.
  • Visiting is restricted so please contact the ward before attending the hospital.
    Patients are asked to attend appointment on their own if possible.
  • Currently there are no charges for parking this means that spaces will be limited.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The main hospital entrance is currently split to an entrance on the left and an exit on the right.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is currently security at the main hospital entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 116cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Additional hand sanitisers have been installed around the building.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • The main corridor floors inside the hospital have signs asking visitors to keep left and observe the 2 metres social distancing rule.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Additional signage is located throughout the building.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Reception desks throughout the hospital have clear screens installed.
  • There are social distancing signs at each lift door.
  • Toilets are available.
  • Some of the Outpatients department have clear screen booths installed for patients to wait.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting To The Hospital (Rotherham Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Rotherham Hospital is located on Moorgate Road (A618) to the south of Rotherham.
      From the M1 take junction 33 onto the A630 towards Rotherham.
      At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A631 signposted Rotherham General District Hospital.
      At the traffic lights turn left onto the A618, Moorgate Road.
      The hospital is located on the left hand side of the road and is well signed.
      From the M18 take junction 1 onto the A631 towards Rotherham. Continue along the A631 across 3 roundabouts and at the traffic lights turn right onto the A618, Moorgate Road, towards Rotherham. The hospital is located on the left hand side of the road and is well signed.
      From A630 north of the town, proceed towards Rotherham and travel through the town centre, heading towards the M1. At Rotherway Roundabout take the first exit onto the A631, signposted Rotherham General District Hospital. At the traffic lights turn left onto the A618, Moorgate Road. The hospital is located on the left hand side of the road and is well signed.
    • There are a number of visitor car parks located throughout the site. Some car parks are for Blue Badge holders only.
      From 19 July 2021, the following charges will apply: Up to 30 mins Free 30 mins – 1 hour £2.10 1 – 2 hours £3.20 2 – 4 hours £4.60 4 – 6 hours £5.70 6 – 24 hours £7.00 For Blue Badge holders parking is free.
      All car parks are open air parking. There are some uneven surfaces within the car parks and on the pedestrian exits.
      Route Guides are available for several of the car parks to the hospital entrances.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses 10, 19, 19A, 19a, 20, 26, 27, 29, 29a, and 673 all stop outside the hospital on Moorgate Road and Baker Street.
    • There is not an onsite bus stop.
    • The bus stops are located on Baker Street, to the eastern side of the hospital site.
    • There are standard bus stops.
      The bus stops are sheltered.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Rotherham Central Station.
      Buses are available from Rotherham Interchange to the hospital.
      Rotherham Interchange is a 0.2 mile walk from Rotherham Central Station.
  • By Tram View
    • The nearest tram stop is Rotherham Central.
      Buses are available from Rotherham Interchange to the hospital.
      Rotherham Interchange is a 0.2 mile walk from Rotherham Central.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located in the Patient Experience Team.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01709 424 461.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected]
  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available on request.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a member of staff.
  • There is a Changing Places facility at this hospital which is located to the right of the main hospital entrance next to Costa Coffee.

Hospital Parking (Maternity Entrance Drop off and Blue Badge Bays)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located outside the Maternity entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • 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 235cm x 495cm.
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located directly outside the Maternity entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
  • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Maternity entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a dropped kerb and a slight ramp/slope between the Blue Badge bays and the Maternity entrance.

Getting To (Delivery Suite & Triage)

  • The Delivery Suite & Triage is/are located level B, between Junctions 3 and 4.
  • Access to the Delivery Suite & Triage is via the Maternity entrance.
  • Enter via the Maternity entrance and follow the corridor round to the right. Continue along the corridor to Junction 4 and turn left to reach the lifts. Take the lift to level B. Exit the lift and turn left. Proceed along the corridor and continue past the Moorgate Wing. The Delivery Suite & Triage is located on the left hand side of the corridor before Junction 3.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to the Delivery Suite & Triage.
  • The Delivery Suite & Triage is approximately 31m from the Junction 4 lifts.
  • There is a/are manual, double door(s) which may be difficult to open between the lifts and the department/service.
  • There are 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.

Outside Access (Maternity Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the hospital.
    • 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.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 95cm.
    • The bollard(s) has/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 a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • Standard manual wheelchairs are available for people to borrow at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 141cm.
    • 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 directly in front of the Maternity entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • Access is via the intercom only.
    • The doors automatically open when exiting.
    • There are seats with and without armrests as you enter the Maternity entrance.
    • This entrance accesses the hospital on Level C.

Other Floors (Junction 4 Levels C, B and A)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A, B and C.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.

Lift (Junction 4 - Lift 7)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at Junction 4 of the main hospital corridor.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Maternity entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A, B, C and D.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 268cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.

Ward

  • Ward Information View
    • This is a/an maternity ward.
    • This is a female ward.
    • There is/are 14 side room(s) available.
    • There is/are 14 bed(s) on this ward in total.
  • Ward Access View
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the ward.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is level access throughout the ward.
    • There is clear signage on the ward.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is flooring on the ward which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Reception/Nurses' Station View
    • The height of the Nurses' Station desk is 120cm.
    • There is not a lowered section.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available at the desk.
  • Example Side Room View
    • There are no side rooms available with an accessible ensuite.
    • The width of the door opening into the side room is over 75cm.
    • The side room surveyed does not have a ceiling track hoist.
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed.
    • Bedside storage is available.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the side room is good.
    • The lighting levels in the side room are good.
    • The width of the door opening into the ensuite is over 75cm.
    • There is not a clear unobstructed turning space within the ensuite.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the ensuite include; a shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the ensuite is good.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.
    • There is 1 deep step (26cm) to access the shower created by the shower tray.
  • Ward Features and Patient Facilities View
    • The ward does not play background music.
    • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
    • A mobile hoist is not available on the ward.
    • There are washroom facilities for patients on the ward.
    • There are toilet facilities for patients on the ward.
    • A mobile hoist is available from Wharncliffe Ward.
  • Visitor Facilities View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • There are no standard toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • Standard toilet facilities for visitors are located on level C in the main hospital entrance lobby.
  • Visiting Times View
    • There are no set visiting times, please contact the ward in advance.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located immediately ahead as you enter the ward.
    • The reception point is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the ward 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 good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a fixed 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 25/05/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • 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 not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • 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 space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Triage Assessment)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Triage Assessment.
  • 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 single width with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.

Washroom (Assisted Bathroom - Left Hand Transfer)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a bath, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 1 washroom(s) of this type in the ward.
    • The washroom surveyed is located to the rear of the ward, opposite room 10.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.
    • This washroom is female.
    • There is written or text signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 309cm x 274cm (10ft 2in x 8ft 12in).
    • The washroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is tied up and 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 a mirror.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
    • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • The tap type is lever. It is not 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 118cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 126cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • 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 lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • 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 115cm.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Bath Details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 56cm (1ft 10in).
    • The bath is not height adjustable.
    • The bath tap type is twist/turn. It is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over/for the bath.
    • There are not wall-mounted grab rails available for the bath.
    • A bath hoist is not available.
  • 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 good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • 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 good.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The wash basin tap is hot only.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the ward.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m from the ward entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 184cm (5ft 6in x 6ft).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever 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 both sides.
    • There is 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 nappy/incontinence items bin and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side 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 lever mixer.
    • 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 85cm.
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (Rotherham Hospital)

  • Changing Places facilities are located on Level C in the main hospital entrance lobby.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on Level C in the main hospital entrance lobby, on the Level C corridor between Junctions 3 and 4 and on Level A outside the Rooftop Restaurant.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on Level C in the main hospital entrance lobby and on Level A outside the Rooftop Restaurant.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on Level A outside Ward A7.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located on Level C in the main hospital entrance lobby.

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