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Chapel and Prayer Room

Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 4PW

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Getting To (Chapel and Prayer Room)

  • The Chapel and Prayer Room is/are located on the ground floor of the main hospital.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the Chapel and Prayer Room.
  • The Chapel and Prayer Room is approximately 61m from the Main Entrance.
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  • Access to the Chapel and Prayer Room is via the Main Entrance.
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  • From the accessible parking at the main entrance, cross the road towards the main entrance.
    There are dropped kerbs at the front of the main entrance.
  • Enter the hospital via the main entrance.
    Proceed ahead going up a slight ramp and along the corridor to the very end.
    At the end of the corridor, turn right and continue ahead.
    The entrance to Chapel and Prayer Room is located on the right.
  • The following toilet facilities are available along the route; accessible toilet (with right hand transfer) and standard toilets.
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  • 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.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

Hospital Parking (Main Entrance Accessible Parking and Drop-off)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not 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 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 231cm x 526cm (7ft 7in x 17ft 3in).
    • There is 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 to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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 a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • 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 not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • 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 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 134cm.
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • 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.

Entrance (Chapel and Prayer Room)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the hospital main corridor.
    • The entrance area/door is not 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 not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • 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 124cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.

Opening Times (Chapel)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Opening Times (Prayer Room)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Place of Worship / Prayer Room (Chapel)

  • The place of worship/room is located off the hospital main corridor.
  • There is step-free access to the place of worship/room.
  • The place of worship/room is clearly signed.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) for the room is/are push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
  • The type of flooring in the place of worship/room is carpet.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the place of worship/room.
  • There is a mixture of chairs with and without armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • The type of system is a fixed 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 03/08/2023.
  • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.
  • Background music is not played in the room.
  • There is not a speaker system in the room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels in the room are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The push pad entrance and exit buttons have a height of 90cm.

Place of Worship / Prayer Room (Prayer Room)

  • The place of worship/room is located on a shared corridor off the hospital main corridor.
  • There is step-free access to the place of worship/room.
  • The place of worship/room is clearly signed.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 70cm.
  • There is also a chapel for prayer on the same shared corridor.
  • The type of flooring in the place of worship/room is carpet and vinyl/laminate.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the place of worship/room.
  • There is a mixture of chairs with and without armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • Background music is not played in the room.
  • There is not a speaker system in the room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels in the room are moderate to good.
  • The Wudu foot bath has a height of 26cm.
    The wash basin is at a height of 80cm.
    The soap dispenser is at a height of 107cm.
    The towel dispenser is at a height of 108cm.
    The coat hooks are at a height of 163m.