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Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre

Wattling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8DY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include consultation/treatment rooms and a restaurant.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the outdoor test circuit.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Preston.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Preston.

Parking (Car Park A)

  • This venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all patients attending the centre with an appointment.
  • The car park is at the rear 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 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 3.5m x 5.5m (11ft 5in x 18ft ).
  • The nearest designated bay is 22m (24yd) from the accessible entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 50m (55yd) from the accessible entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • 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.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • There is an intercom system to reception whereby requests for staff to assist is available.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Stepped Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Stepped Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • The desk is 22m (24yd 2in) from the accessible 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 generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a prescription box.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the Patient Reception.
    • Photograph 2 shows the PBC Reception.

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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are grab rails on the main corridor throughout the building.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 14m (15yd 11in) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • 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 bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Wheelchair Assessment Room)

  • There are 2 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Paediatric Wheelchair Assessment Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 60m (66yd) from the accessible entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment 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.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are 17 consultation/treatment and similar rooms within the centre.
    • There are the following rooms within the centre:
    • - 2 Wheelchair Assessment Rooms
    • - 9 Fitting Rooms
    • - 1 Psychologist
    • - 1 Consultants Room
    • - 1 Physiotherapy
    • - 1 Nurses Room
    • - 2 Cast Rooms.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Consultation Rooms)

  • There are 2 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was PT Interview Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 24m (26yd 9in) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • 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.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Prosthetic Fitting Rooms)

  • There are 10 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Prosthetic Fiitting Room 2.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 38m (42yd) from the accessible entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • 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.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Physiotherapy)

  • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Physiotherapy.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment 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.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is not adjustable.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 38cm (1ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wall-mounted, height adjustable table within the restaurant.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located off the main corridor.
    • The facility is 65m (71yd 3in) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 420cm x 420cm (13ft 9in x 13ft 9in).
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the bench is 210cm (6ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 250cm (8ft 2in).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the changing place.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • The room also has a showering facility for attending patients.

Accessible Toilet (Restaurant)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located next to the restaurant.
    • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 420cm (6ft 3in x 13ft 9in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The door is automatic.
    • The toilet is locked by a push pad on the wall.
    • There are several similar adapted toilets located throughout the centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info Health

  • These photographs show the play room.