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University Dental Hospital of Manchester

Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH

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COVID-19 Information (University of Manchester)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a dental hospital, which is both a working and teaching hospital, and MANDEC (Manchester Dental Education Centre).
  • Comments View
    • The telephone number for MANDEC (Manchester Dental Education Centre) is 0161 275 6600 and the fax number is 0161 275 6260.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Oxford Road.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • There is a multi storey car park located on Booth Street West.
  • Please see the guide for theMulti Storey Car Park Dfor more details.

Outside Access (Hospital Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital, on Bridgeford Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Hospital Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Staff Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, on Coupland Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 117cm (3ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 122cm (4ft 0in) wide.

Level Change (Staff Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 162cm (5ft 4in).

Reception (Main)

  • The reception desk is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • This reception desk is for persons who already have appointments.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • On floors 1 and 2 in the South Wing there are portable ramps that overcome one deep step and these ramps are located in the same place on both floors, which is in the corridor leading to the right of the stairs.
    • There is also 1 medium step leading to OPTECH (which is a teaching classroom). There is no ramp to overcome this step.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These details are for the stairs located inside the main foyer.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left hand side of the main foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 3.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 180cm x 125cm (5ft 11in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional lift located in the South Wing which is for the sole use of staff only.
    • Students are not permitted to use this lift.
    • The lift is 120 cm x 90 cm and is well lit and only has tactile markings.

Eating and Drinking (Staff / Student Cafe)

  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is light meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest table is 18 metres (19.6 yards) from the entrance to the hospital.
    • The Staff / Student cafe is located on the 2nd floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the far right corner of the main entrance foyer, next to the stairs.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 320cm (5ft 11in x 10ft 6in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard toilet.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft ).
    • This cubicle also contains a flip down seat, 43 cm high.

Standard Toilet(s)

Outside Access (MANDEC Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Bridgeford Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is for the sole purpose of entering the conference and delegate part of the building.
    • Patients and students are not permitted to use this entrance.
    • Persons wishing to enter the building by this entrance are required to use the intercom to alert reception who will then release the door.

Level Change (MANDEC Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors (MANDEC)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 3 only.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These details are for the stairs leading up to the MANDEC conference facilities.

Lift (MANDEC)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left directly inside the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 3 only.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from MANDEC entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 140cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Inside Access (MANDEC)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Theatre (MANDEC Lecture Theatre)

  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Accessible Toilet (MANDEC)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the MANDEC Lecture Theatre.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 188cm x 220cm (6ft 2in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (MANDEC)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.