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Orthotics

Rotherham General Hospital , Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD

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COVID-19 Information (Rotherham General 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 General Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Rotherham General 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 (Visitor Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the main hospital 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 not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park, throughout the car park and at the payment machines in the hospital building.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located inside the hospital building.
    • Payment machines are located at the pedestrian entrance/ exit to the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is not clearly signposted.
  • Comments View
    • Pedestrian access from this car park is via the marked walkway.

Hospital Parking (Accessible Short Stay Car Park and Drop Off)

  • 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 directly opposite the main hospital 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) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 35+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 470cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 5in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • 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 a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located at the exit of the car park, opposite the main hospital entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
  • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 39m (42yd 1ft) from the main hospital entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the main hospital entrance is currently along the path next to the short stay drop off point then across the main entrance road to the hospital. This route has dropped curbs, bollards and slopes to navigate.
    • This car park is accessed through the main visitor car park.

Hospital Parking (Car Park 15 Accessible Parking)

  • 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 in front of the main hospital Accident and Emergency Building 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ 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 480cm (7ft 9in x 15ft 9in).
    • There is 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 not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
  • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the main hospital entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the main hospital entrance is via dropped kerbs across the entrance to the car park and the main road to the hospital. The route may be difficult due to the payment booth shelter, dropped kerbs, slopes and bollards.

Getting To (Orthotics)

  • Orthotics is/are located on Level C in Junction 3.
  • Access to Orthotics is via the main hospital entrance.
  • Enter via the main hospital entrance and continue forwards down the main corridor to Junction 3. The first left of Junction 3 will be the entrance to The Earl Of Scarborough. Go through this entrance and continue down the corridor. Take one left and a right and you will then be in Physiotherapy. Turn right at the end of the corridor and continue ahead, the Orthotics Department is located on your right.
  • There is step free access to Orthotics.
  • Orthotics is approximately 230m from the main hospital entrance.
  • There are resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
    • 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.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 158cm.
    • 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 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 158cm.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located directly leading from the crossing to the main hospital entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Entrance (The Earl Of Scarborough)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Level C, Junction 4.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The main 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 163cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 163cm.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Department / Service (Orthotics)

  • Department / Service Access View
    • Orthotics is located on Level C in Junction 4.
    • 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 double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • 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 good.
  • Department / Service Facilities View
    • This department/service has; a main reception, consultation rooms, treatment rooms, accessible toilet facilities and standard toilet facilities.
    • There are 3 consultation/treatment rooms in this department/service.
    • A hearing assistance system is not available in the department/service.
    • A mobile hoist is not available on the department/service.
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within the department/service.
    • There are standard toilet facilities within this department/service.

Reception (Orthotics)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter the department.
    • The reception point is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Orthotics Department entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is not 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 low (76cm or lower).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • 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 sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • No 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 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.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Orthotics)

  • There is / are 3 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Consulting Room 1.
  • 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.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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 is not available.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not height adjustable.
  • All chairs have armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Orthotics Reception - Transfer on Both Sides)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite the Orthotics Reception.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m from the Reception desk.
    • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 249cm x 257cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 108cm 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 107cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 103cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • 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 not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • 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 pull cord 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 sanitary and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 138cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not 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 cistern.
    • 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 is on the dropdown rail.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot 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 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 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 108cm.
    • 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 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is fair.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located on the Orthotics Department corridor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the Orthotics Department entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Toilet seats do not have a good colour contrast.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • 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.
    • There are two sets of doors to access the cubicles. Female toilets are located next to the male toilets.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the Orthotics Department entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (Rotherham General 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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