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Ward 1

Wrightington Hospital, Hall Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 9EP

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Wigan.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Appley Bridge.

Parking (Disabled Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • 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 380cm x 580cm (12ft 6in x 19ft).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main hospital entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 128m (139yd 2ft) from the main hospital 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the Ambulance Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The car park surveyed was the disabled car park.
    • Disabled spaces are available at the front of each major entrance.
    • The Pay and Display Machines will accept 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins.
    • For more information about car parking costs please visit the Trust’s website:
    • the Trust's website.

Outside Access (Ward Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Ward Main 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.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 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.

Outside Access (Ward 1 Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the main corridor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.

Level Change (Main Corridors)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the corridor leading to the service(s).
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • 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 bright.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 7m (22ft 12in) from the unit entrance .
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are not doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does have background music playing.
  • There is not 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

  • There are 3 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Treatment Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 3m (9ft 10in) from the ward 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 light.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair is adjustable.
  • All chairs with armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is powered overhead.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Ward Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Reception (Reception 2)

  • The desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the ward entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a touch screen.
  • There is not a prescription box.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.
  • Comments View
    • This reception is located within the ward unit.
    • There are similar reception desks within the ward bays.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does 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 unisex.
  • There are 2 bays available.
  • There are 1 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Male Bay.
  • The area / room / bay is 43m (47yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 260cm (8ft 6in) wide.
  • 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 an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom on the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom outside the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Monday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Friday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Saturday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Sunday 18:30 - 20:00.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the ward corridor.
  • The standard changing room is 13m (14yd) from the ward entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the bays.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails, a shower chair and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available are a toilet and sink.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite the waiting room.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the unit entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 240cm (7ft 3in 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 View
    • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 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 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • Patient adapted toilets are located within the bays.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Disability Awareness Training
  • All Trust staff undertake disability awareness training as part of their Equality and Diversity training.
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the hospital and the Outpatient areas.
  • However, assistance dogs are not allowed into direct multi-patient clinical areas, such as wards, due to Infection Control and also other reasons.
  • Staff are usually asked to accommodate a side room or visiting area for patients that require an assistance dog or people visiting with an assistance dog.
  • Patient Information
  • Patient information and correspondence can be requested in large print, Braille, audio and in other languages.
  • To request these documents please contact the ward / department.
  • Mobility Aids
  • Mobility aids available within the hospital include bariatric beds and wheelchairs, manual hoists, hoist slings, tri wheel walkers, walking sticks, walking frames, crutches and commodes which are all available on request.
  • There is no charge for mobility aids.
  • Volunteers
  • Volunteers are available for help and assistance.
  • Volunteers are located on the desks just inside the main hospital entrance.
  • Language Interpreters
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • An interpreter service is provided for patients whose first language is not English.
  • Hearing Assistance
  • Portable hearing loops are available on request.
  • Typetalk,
  • Switchboard staff are Typetalk aware.
  • Children
  • Children are welcome within the hospital, however, visiting with children under the age of 12 is discouraged, unless the patient is a parent, brother or sister.
  • Wheelchair Assistance
  • Wheelchair assistance is available on request. Wheelchair assistance can be arranged at the Volunteers Desk on arrival at the hospital. Alternatively you can contact the ward / department you are attending, prior to your visit.
  • Motorised Scooters
  • Motorised scooters are allowed within the hospital.