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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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Introduction

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    • The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located on B floor of East Block.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

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

Parking (Main Entrance Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
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    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 470cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 280cm (9ft 2in).
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    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the main entrance, in the car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
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Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
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    • The main entrance gives access to B floor of the hospital via the Central Area.
    • It is possible to access all areas of the hospital via the main entrance.

Outside Access (Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on B floor of East Block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Route finding signage is not available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Waiting Room / Area (Parents Information Room and Waiting Area)

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is not space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • There are 5 bays available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay 4.
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre between beds.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • There is not a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not a standard toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom on the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom outside the ward.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.
  • A flashing alarm is not available.
  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

Room (Parents Bedrooms)

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the parent bedroom ensuites.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Disability awareness training is available for staff.
  • The most commonly used documents can be produced in different formats on request.
  • Different formats may include Braille, large print, different languages, voice recognition CD and audio.
  • Staff will be happy to arrange for a British Sign Language communicator to be available. Please contact the clinic / service within a reasonable amount of time prior to your appointment to request this.
  • Thebigword Interpreting Service provides interpreters for people receiving care from Nottingham University Hospitals.
  • An interpreter can be booked either via hospital staff or by calling the agency direct on 0870 748 8000.
  • Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu are the core languages covered. Also covered are
  • Bengali, Polish, Kurdish, Chinese, Farsi, Arabic, Turkish and Gujarati along with Mirpuri and Sylheti dialects.
  • In core languages the Agency guarantees an interpreter within two hours.
  • Other languages are also offered - please contact the Agency for advice.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can provide advice and support for accessing these services. They can be contacted on 0800 183 0204 or by visiting the office in the B floor central route behind the main reception area.
  • Registered assistance dogs are generally welcomed in all areas although departments with high risk from infection, such as intensive care units, should be contacted in advance.
  • Switchboard staff are Type Talk aware.
  • Help with luggage is available for inpatients.
  • The mobility aids available in the hospital include mobile hoists, wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs, tri wheel walkers, shower chairs, bath hoists, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • There is no charge for mobility aids.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a nurse/doctor.
  • There is not a mobility scooter charging point at the hospital.
  • Portable hearing loop systems are not available at the hospital.
  • Children are generally welcomed in most departments but should be accompanied by an adult.