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Birmingham Skin Clinic

Birmingham City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 7QH

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • The Birmingham Skin Clinic is located on the third floor of Sheldon Block.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments
    • Patients are advised that clinics can overrun..

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Jewellery Quarter.

Parking (Sheldon Block)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 248cm x 602cm (8ft 2in x 19ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (19ft 8in) from the Sheldon Block Entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd) from the Sheldon Block Entrance.
    • 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Sheldon Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 153cm (5ft 0in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Sheldon Block 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

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead on the right after you enter.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Sheldon Block entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 167cm x 266cm (5ft 6in x 8ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Birmingham Skin Clinic Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the third floor of Sheldon Block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is not available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 3m (3yd 10in) from the clinic entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are not available.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are 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 medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Route finding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Waiting Room / Area (Outpatients)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 23m (25yd 6in) from the clinic entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are not doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is 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 medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Birmingham Regional Skin Laser Centre)

  • There are 25 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Consulting Room 2.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 11m (12yd 1in) from the clinic entrance.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Outpatients)

  • The room surveyed was Cubicle 1 Patch Test.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 27m (30yd) from the clinic entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Changing Room (Theatre Patients)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the outpatients waiting area.
  • The standard changing room is 27m (30yd) from the clinic entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 28m (31yd) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Reception (Wards & PUVA Treatment)

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Waiting Room / Area (Day Treatment Unit)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 7m (22ft 12in) from the clinic entrance .
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a children's play area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Day Treatment Unit)

  • The room surveyed was Cubicle 6.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 9m (29ft 6in) from the clinic entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are not doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (PUVA)

  • The room surveyed was PUVA Treatment Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 22m (24yd) from the clinic entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is one medium step to access the treatment cubicles.

Standard Bathroom (Day Treatment Unit)

  • The bathroom is interchangeable between male and female.
  • The standard bathroom is 12m (13yd) from the clinic entrance.
  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The facilities available in the standard bathroom include a bath with shower and a sink.

Standard Bathroom (PUVA)

  • The bathroom is unisex.
  • The standard bathroom is 23m (25yd) from the clinic entrance.
  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The facilities available in the standard bathroom include a bath with shower and an emergency cord.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info Health

  • Disability awareness / equality training can be provided for hospital staff.
  • The most commonly produced documents could be provided in other formats.
  • Documents in Braille, large print, audio and different languages format can be requested.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in most areas of the hospital.
  • Areas with a high risk from infection, such as intensive care and wards should be contacted in advance before accessing with assistance dogs.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Switchboard staff are Text Relay aware.
  • The mobility aids available include mobile hoists, ceiling tracking hoists, wheelchairs, tri wheel walkers, shower chairs, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • Portable hearing loops can be provided on request.