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Department of Veterinary Medicine (Small Animal Surgical Unit)

University of Cambridge, West Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES

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Introduction

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Site/Campus Car Park (Department of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in the centre of the Department of Veterinary Medicine in front of the Hospital Wing.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Hospital Wing and main teaching block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 470cm (13ft 1in x 15ft 5in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Hospital Wing.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Hospital Wing.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Hospital Wing main entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (West Campus Car Parks)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located along Charles Babbage Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Cavendish Laboratories, Institute for Manufacturing and Department of Chemistry.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Institute for Manufacturing.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Institute for Manufacturing.
  • Comments View
    • The parking on this campus consists of multiple large car parking areas along Charles Babbage Road which are all barriered and require key cards to open.
    • Card access is required to use this car park. Please call 01223 747 330 or 01223 337 200 (Main Department of Physics reception) stating which building you are visiting.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the centre front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (The Queens Veterinary School Hospital)

  • The reception is located directly beyond the main entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the waiting area by the reception.

Entrance (Small Animals Ward)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear left of the hospital wing.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are two sets of manual, heavy, double doors between the main hospital wing entrance and this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Department of Veterinary Medicine (Hospital Wing).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left as you enter.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Hospital Wing entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located within the male changing room.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the Hospital Wing entrance.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The female toilets are located in female changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 deep step to access shower cubicle, shown in photograph 2.