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Evesham Community Hospital - Main Building

Evesham Community Hospital, Waterside, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 1JT

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Introduction

  • This is a community hospital property.
  • Services within the building include: Chapel, Restaurant, X-Ray/Ultrasound, Audiology, Outpatients, Izod Ward, Abbotts Ward, Burlingham Ward.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request, Makaton on request and different languages on request.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow to aid transferring around the building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.
  • Home visits services are not available.
  • There is free patient Wi-Fi access at this venue.

Parking (Standard Parking)

  • Parking
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the front of the hospital site.
    • 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 not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Paying
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
  • Access from the Car Park
    • 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 entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and concrete.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.

Parking (Blue Badge Bays)

  • Parking
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located outside 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) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 366cm x 489cm (12ft x 16ft 1in).
    • 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.
  • Paying
  • Access from the Car Park
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is concrete.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.

Bus Stop(s) and Drop-off Point(s)

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the hospital site, 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance Details
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is not 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 not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Reception

  • Reception
    • The reception point is located to the left on entering.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Main Entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly 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 not 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 high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low section of the desk.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • The seats have an armrest on one side only.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to the left side corridor.
    • The slope is shown in photo six.
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to the X-Ray and Ultrasound Department.
    • The slope is shown in photo seven.
  • Circulation
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are provided in some corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The portable hearing loop can be found at the Main Hospital reception.

Waiting Area(s)

  • There is a/are waiting area(s) along the circulation route(s).
  • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area(s).
  • There is not a/are not flashing fire alarm beacon(s) within the waiting area(s).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located within the restaurant.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the Main Hospital corridor.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are low.