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Surgical Unit 2

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

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Surgical Unit 2 is located on the second floor of the Birmingham Treatment Centre.

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

  • 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 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 374cm x 480cm (12ft 3in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the Birmingham Treatment Centre entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 32m (35yd) from the Birmingham Treatment Centre 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 have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally busy.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Outside Access (Birmingham Treatment Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open by revolving.
  • The door opening is 215cm (7ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments
    • There is a single, push pad operated door to the left of this entrance, which is 80cm in width.

Reception

  • 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 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 sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Escalators
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are G-1.
    • The escalators steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you face reception.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 214cm (3ft 7in x 7ft 0in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Surgical Unit 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • 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 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The first set of entrance doors have to be opened from the inside.

Reception (Nurse's Base)

  • The desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the unit entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.

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 not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is non slip.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is female.
  • There are 1 bays available.
  • There are 1 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay Area.
  • The area / room / bay is 5m (16ft 5in) from the unit entrance .
  • There are not doors to the bay / side room.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre between beds.
  • All beds are adjustable.
  • All beds have bedside storage.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • The distance to the accessible toilet for visitors to use is 17m (19yd).
  • There is not a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • The distance to the standard toilet for visitors to use is 35m (38yd).
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 17:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 17:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 17:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 17:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you face the nurse's base.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the unit entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a female toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 240cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 pull cord 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/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard facilities are located in the second floor foyer.

Accessible Bathroom

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access
    • The bathroom is interchangeable between male and female.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 6m (19ft 8in) from the unit entrance .
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 240cm x 190cm (7ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
  • Position of fixtures
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is no flush on the transfer side.
  • Features and dimensions
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 126cm (4ft 2in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 86cm (2ft 10in) high.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Wheel in shower details
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is no seat.
    • There are not handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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.